Subject: Re: Group nesting?
To: Paul Goyette <>
From: James Graham <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/08/2001 01:45:20
On Fri, 7 Sep 2001, Paul Goyette wrote:

# Not that I am very important,

Oh, please -- like I am. :)

# but I use netgroups on my home network and
# I've never even considered trying to set up the NIS monster.

Hm.  I know that Sun won't recognize netgroups without NIS.

Personally, I *like* NIS.  It means I don't have to run rsync or something
stupid to keep my passwd files in line.  But I also recognize the importance
of being able not to run NIS.

A friend of mine is actually looking for a universal solution, so that's
why I asked here.  It's the most friendly forum to ask questions like

Thanks to all for your kind replies (seriously!).

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