Subject: Re: misc/3743: YP inconsistancy with Sun
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Hacksaw <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/12/1997 18:00:45
On 12-Jun-97 Jason Thorpe wrote:
>On Thu, 12 Jun 1997 15:57:59 -0400 (EDT) 
> > 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.

Ahh, good. And the passwd page suggests the +::::::::: line instead of the
silly thing Sun propagated?

>The ability to override is considered a feature, BTW.  It allows you
>to assign identical uids (like "nobody") and/or gids to netgroups of
>users, etc.

Oh, I agree, that's why I suggested it merely be mentioned in the man pages.

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