NIS group mQuestion

Enrique Ayesta Perojo eayesta at
Thu Oct 18 05:04:50 PDT 2007

> Hello,
> I'm trying to setup a NIS Server under FreeBSD 6.2 to serve Linux Clients
> (CentOS4). The main problem i have is with the group map. When FreeBSD
> generates the maps it gets the info for this from /etc/group, which gets
> imported from the Linux clients.
> My question is: Is there anyway to avoid this? I would like to use a
> different group file, not the one in /etc in the same way it's done with
> master.passwd
> Best regards

Hi again, i'll answer to myself. To change the way NIS works in FreeBSD i have 
just to edit /var/yp/Makefile and change the place where NIS takes the source 
files. I just had to read the Makefile first to send the question to the 

Thanks again

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