Subject: Re: /etc/security and NIS
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/16/2000 12:41:47
On Thu, Nov 16, 2000 at 09:43:02AM +1100, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> What's the entry are you using in /etc/master.passwd for ``tron''?


> Is there any reason you just don't use nsswitch.conf's
> 	``passwd: files nis''

Yes, the account "tron" has an additional local home on this particular
NIS client. And I don't know how to modify fields without the
compat syntax.

> syntax (besides the fact that you have a lot of people in the NIS
> database who you don't want access to your NetBSD machine)?

There is a "+" after the line for "tron".

> It *is* possible that /etc/security needs work to correctly support
> the password `compat' syntax.

It seems so.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler