Following directions doesn't seem to work: Adding users in NIS

David Benfell benfell at
Mon Oct 15 13:44:30 PDT 2007

On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 16:17:59 -0400, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> David Benfell <benfell at> writes:
> > On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 10:54:45 -0400, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> >> 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?
> passwd gets generated automatically from master.passwd.  
> For the main system files, see the manual for pwd_mkdb(8).
> For the NIS versions, I don't remember the details offhand, but the
> Makefile under /var/yp probably knows all the relevant magic.

This worked, thanks!

David Benfell, LCP
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