On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 10:54:45 -0400, Lowell Gilbert wrote: > David Benfell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > Where are there working directions for adding users under NIS? > > > > The instructions in the FreeBSD handbook don't seem to result in > > added users being propagated out to slaves. And the failure is > > silent, so I have no idea what I'm really supposed to be doing > > to make this work. > > > > All I know is that added users end up in the main /etc/passwd > > and /etc/master.passwd; the -Y option to pw seems to change nothing > > other than to consume time "updating" (but I don't know what, since > > the changes I'm looking for don't appear) various maps and "pushing" > > the maps. > > > > And, having evidently done the *wrong* thing, how do I fix the > > added users so they now appear in NIS? > > adduser(8) doesn't know anything about NIS. I don't know any > automated way of adding users to a NIS map, but my home network is > small enough that I don't bother. > I was using pw, which claims to be able to update NIS via the -Y option, but frankly, the behavior you describe seems to match its behavior as well.
My network is also a home network, but the complications I get into are nothing short of amazing. > What you want to do is move the users' entries from master.passwd into > your NIS master file, and rebuild the maps. Do I also need to modify the copy of passwd or is master.passwd the only one that matters? Thanks! -- David Benfell, LCP [EMAIL PROTECTED] --- Resume available at http://www.parts-unknown.org/ NOTE: I sign all messages with GnuPG (0DD1D1E3).
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