NIS overrides with user groups
Ben 'Bend Over' Dover
mike at sonhosting.net
Thu Mar 11 23:56:28 PST 2004
The last couple of days I have bin trying to setup a box to authenticate
users from a NIS server. With the help of the Handbook pages I've done
that and it works.
But I can't seem to get to only add users from a specific normal group to
According to the 4.9-Release passwd man pages:
>Using groups instead of netgroups for NIS overrides
>FreeBSD offers the capability to do override matching based on user
groups >rather than netgroups. If, for example, an NIS entry is
> + at operator:::::::::
>the system will first try to match users against a netgroup called
>`operator'. If an `operator' netgroup doesn't exist, the system will
try >to match users against the normal `operator' group instead.
I understood this to be that if operator isn't a netgroup but normal group
this should only add users from the NIS-server that belong to that group.
But I can't get it to work!
Did I understand this wrong or have someone else experienced this problem?
I'd just like to know if this is possible to accomplish or not!
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