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NFS network/Symbolics to Mac Quadra...

   Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1992 13:52-0700
   From: marcos@taos.intel.com

       Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1992 16:11 MST
       From: rich@optimus.dialnet.symbolics.com


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	Does anybody have a clue about this? I would appreciate any help or
       light that could be shed on the subject, or any contact that could give
       us some definitive answers on the Symbolics side!

   We've had similar problems here with other Macs (IIci, IIsi).  Also, we
   are using Cayman System's GatorBox/GatorShare NFS software.  Every time
   we try mounting, it fails with the wrong userid/password.  

   What is the right way to set up a Symbolics as an NFS NIS (yellow pages)
   server, or to have it disable userid/password checking.

Genera doesn't have an NIS server.  If you have a Unix NIS server on your
net, fill in the YP-DOMAIN-NAME and YP-DOMAIN-SERVER properties in your
site namespace object.  When the Gatorbox asks the Symbolics where it
should go for NIS information, I think it will point it to this server.

Note that userid/password checking is done on the client, not on the
server.  The NFS protocol actually has no notion of passwords; the client
is supposed to validate the user, and then just passes the userid number in
the NFS request packets.