nsswitch.conf: How does one use netgroups/over-ride passwd fields?

Tillman Hodgson tillman at seekingfire.com
Mon Sep 27 09:43:30 PDT 2004


I've been poking through the nsswitch.conf manpage in preparation for
moving some machiens to 5.3 (from 4.10). This machines participate in an
NIS domain which uses netgroups. It also over-rides passwd fields (like
the shell field) in certain cases.

How does one do that with nsswitch.conf if I want to avoid compat mode?


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