Posted on 2007-03-20
On our network, we have a NIS environment which I inherited from my predecessor. The NIS exists side by side with a 2003 AD (Windows) domain (A) which is in direct trust with a mixed domain (B)
Domain (A) houses 98% of our resources which were migrated from B
Domain (B) has only 3 machines left on it
a: it's 2 x 2003 domain controllers
1 x NT PDC,
We would like to disable domain (B), but the NIS is dependent on that 1NT PDC., Anytime it's shutdown, the authentication for the NIS environment goes down.
- the NIS was setup when the domain (B) was the only window environment when the PDC's domain was the main domain on the network.
- Eventually all the domain (B) was migrated to domain (A) and everythign moved.
- the dns was changed so domain (A) became the dns server for everything with all NIS dns pointed there.
- when the domain (B)'s NT PDC is shutdown it affects the NIS authentication.
I feel there's a reference to that particular server within the NIS configuration which I need to change to point to our new DCs.
So far the only reference is within /var/yp/src/netgroup area and I know netgroup settings tend to control remote and shell login - but I am a bit apprehensive in changing the server reference in there.
Anyone got any ideas?