Subject: Re: Critique before commiting?
To: Greywolf <>
From: Brandon D. Valentine <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/13/2000 14:36:03
On Thu, 13 Jul 2000, Greywolf wrote:

>On Thu, 13 Jul 2000, Brandon D. Valentine wrote:
># On 13 Jul 2000, enami tsugutomo wrote:
># >Will it dig into NIS database if /etc/ethers have a line + and NIS is
># >used?
># That behavior is deprecated.  If you have your /etc/ethers file under
># NIS control then you need to modify /etc/nsswitch.conf file to reflect
># that.  NetBSD no longer uses the traditional '+' / '-' characters for
># NIS.  For more information see nsswitch.conf(5).
>...except for "compat" mode under passwd and group.

Yes, but compat mode is there strictly for compatibility and should only
be used if necessary.  In other words, it is deprecated.

Brandon D. Valentine
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