Subject: NIS uid and gid remapped to 0?
To: None <>
From: Martti Kuparinen <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/23/2002 14:16:12

Is this really correct?

ROOT dhcp118:~> uname -r

ROOT dhcp118:~> tail -1 /etc/master.passwd

ROOT dhcp118:~> tail -1 /etc/passwd

According to passwd uid and gid is remapped to 0 for all NIS users...

I think in real life this is not the case as passwd is just generated
from master.passwd and not used by the getpwent routines.

Still looks like we have a bug in pwd_mkdb. Or am I missing something?


Martti Kuparinen <>      NetBSD - No media hype