Subject: Re: pwd_mkdb hook script?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/16/2001 20:06:39
Todd Vierling said:

>FWIW, I think that our procedure of linking /etc/master.passwd and the YP
>passwd map is really asking for trouble.  We should consider breaking that
>link, making yppasswdd only update the YP map (and not the local passwd

Yup. This is a throwback to SunOS 4.x.x, which by default used the files
in /etc to build it's maps. The right way was to edit /var/yp/Makefile
to make the flat files local to /var/yp.

Rick Kelly