NIS interoperability with Linux, was Re: Following directions doesn't seem to work: Adding users in NIS

Olivier Nicole on at
Mon Oct 15 18:26:48 PDT 2007

> Linux doesn't normally use master.passwd.  If I recall correctly, it
> uses /etc/shadow instead (but I don't have such a box at hand right now
> to check).  And yes, the internal format is different (and, again, I don't
> remember details).

If I am not wrong, NIS does not know anything about master.passwd or
shadow, it has only passwd.byname passwd.byuid as password maps, both
maps including password in them.


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