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I have created a NIS+ account that doesn't work.

When I su to this new user I get "Sorry" -> I have
triple checked the password.

Please any ideas?
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Probable answer. Insufficient information is provided on your network, however the NIS master where you set up the account is normally not the only NIS machine on a network. Specifically, each subnet generally has it's own NIS slave. From the machine you are attempting to login, type "ypwhich". This will give you the name of the NIS slave. If this is not the master machine, then the NIS information must be propagated to the slave. On the master, look at /var/yp/make, which should be the location of the file which forwards the NIS maps to the slaves. (Depending, of course, on what brand of machine you are using.)

Possibility #2. Check the machine you are attempting to login to. The /etc/passwd file should have the entry "+::0:0:::" on the last line. This entry tells the machine to search the NIS maps for any login IDs which are not found in the passwd file.
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