SUMMARY: NIS/NIS+ question: unknown host

From: Edward Sanborn (
Date: Wed Jun 05 1996 - 07:25:12 CDT

Thanks to all tat responded.

My original question:

Hi all,

  I'm getting

# ping jafar
ping: unknown host jafar

  A ping to an IP address works fine. I am not familiar with NIS+
and I am suspecting that this system was erroneously setup for
NIS+. How do I test for this and if so how do I change it
back to regular NIS?


The correct answer from

If you need files only, chage this to /etc/nsswitch.files ->

if nis, /etc/nsswitch.nis -> /etc/nsswitch.conf
if nis+, /etc/nsswitch.nisplus -> /etc/nsswitch.conf

This list is great!

Edward A. Sanborn         Senior Network Engineer
Datacube, Inc.	               (508) 777-4200 x.3067 
300 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA. 01923

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