Netgroup support of ipv6 in Solaris/Linux

Matthew Huff mhuff at
Tue Jan 17 14:12:21 CET 2012

By servers, I meant the NIS clients, sorry (They are both Linux and Solaris servers).

There are no logs that I can see (nothing is put in auth.* nor /var/log/messages)

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ignatios Souvatzis [mailto:ignatios at]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:52 AM
> To: 'ipv6-ops at'
> Cc: Matthew Huff
> Subject: Re: Netgroup support of ipv6 in Solaris/Linux
> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 09:27:51AM -0500, Matthew Huff wrote:
> > Both the short name and long name have been present for 15+ years.
> > The ipv4 and ipv6 resolve both forward and backward to the same name.
> > However, any combination linux to linux, linux to solaris, solaris to
> > linux or solaris to solaris prompts for password if the destination
> > server and source server have ipv6. Some are on different subnets so
> I
> > know they aren't using link locals. I have also verified that the
> > servers are not using temporary addresses.
> But... do the clients? I hear nowadays Linux can do that, for example.
> The problem might be that the servers won't recognize the clients if
> they come in via v6 from a temporary address.
> (I had much ... fun ... diagnosing why WIndows XP could lpr print on
> our NetBSD server while Windows 7 (Vista?) couldn't...)
> Do the servers have useful log about why they refused to serve?
> 	-is

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