Subject: Re: misc/3743: YP inconsistancy with Sun
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/12/1997 14:45:25
On Thu, 12 Jun 1997 15:57:59 -0400 (EDT)
Hacksaw <email@example.com> wrote:
> System: NetBSD gerbils 1.2 NetBSD 1.2 (GERBILS1.2) #0: Fri May 23 22:53:23 EDT 1997 root@gerbils:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GERBILS1.2 i386
> In configuring a machine to interact with my organizations yp server,
> I used a passwd entry similar to the Sun standard, only adding colons
> to fulfill the format requirements. To my horror, everyone gets logged
> as root. This is true in OS version 1.2.1 as well.
> Have a yp passwd entry like:
> then login using a login from the NIS server.
This was noticed and fixed in -current some time ago. pwd_mkdb(8) now
issues a warning then uid and gid are overridden with 0.
The ability to override is considered a feature, BTW. It allows you
to assign identical uids (like "nobody") and/or gids to netgroups of
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