Transferring NIS stuff from Solaris to FreeBSD

Stephen Allen sdafreebsduk at
Thu May 17 15:57:32 BST 2007

I'm trying to do this piecemeal, and learning as I go, but it's proving 
difficult.  What I have is a dying Solaris 7 server (with NIS/NFS etc) 
which also holds the home dirs for my users.

I've configured NIS on FreeBSD as a slave, and it works.
I've configured NFS on FreeBSD and mountd is started.
I've added "/home -alldirs" to /etc/exports.

I would like to create a test user in NIS to check if I can make the 
homedirs work properly, but I don't seem to be able to do this from the 
FreeBSD slave server.  Can you only do this on the master?

I'll probably have more questions once I get past this stage.


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