Subject: Re: Integrating netgroups into password file?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/11/1995 17:29:58
In article <> scottr@Plexus.COM (Scott Reynolds) writes:
>It would be a tremendous asset for me if I could use NIS + netgroups to
>implement login restrictions on my machine.  The way I'm most familiar
>with is to place "+@name" and "-@name" into the password file, which then
>includes users in the named netgroup from the NIS passwd map.
>Has anybody else done any work on this?  If not, is it be reasonable
>to modify getpwent(3) to do the appropriate thing?  (Please, I do recognize
>the weaknesses of NIS, lectures and soapboxes aren't necessary. ;-)

This was going to be my next project... Unfortunately, it is not as
simple as it seems...  Please, by all means try to implement it. If you
need any help, let me know.