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NETID(5)						      BSD File Formats Manual							  NETID(5)

netid -- NIS network credential file DESCRIPTION
Files in netid format are rare. One lives in the NIS map netid.byname. The format is rather simple. Each row consists of two items, a key and a value. When created by mknetid(8) there are three kind of records. The first type is information about which gids a uid has: unix.<uid>@<yp-domain> <uid>:<gid>,<gid> The second type has informations about hosts: unix.<hostname>@<yp-domain> 0:<hostname> The third type is records from a netid file other than the two types above. FILES
/etc/netid A file for lines not generated automatically by mknetid(8). EXAMPLES
A configuration file might appear as follows: unix.10714@kaka 10714:400,10 unix.jodie@kaka 0:jodie SEE ALSO
mknetid(8), nis(8) AUTHORS
Mats O Jansson <> BSD
February 26, 2005 BSD

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MKNETID(8)						       NIS Reference Manual							MKNETID(8)

mknetid - generate data for netid map SYNOPSIS
/usr/lib/yp/mknetid [-q] [-h hosts] [-p passwd] [-g group] [-d domain] [-n netid] /usr/lib/yp/mknetid --version DESCRIPTION
mknetid generates the netid.byname NIS map from the contents of the group(5), passwd(5), hosts(5) and netid files. It checks for multiple entrys of netids and warn for them or filters them out. It is only called by /var/yp/Makefile when rebuilding the NIS map. OPTIONS
-q This flag turns on 'quiet' mode, don't print a warning message when finding an duplicate netid entry. -h hosts The -h flag can be used to specify the use of another hosts file than the default /etc/hosts. -p passwd The -p flag can be used to specify the use of another passwd file than the default /etc/passwd. -g group The -g flag can be used to specify the use of another group file than the default /etc/group. -n netid The -n flag can be used to specify the use of another netid file than the default /etc/netid. -d domain The mknetid command uses the system domainname by default. If it is not set or you whish to override it, you must use the -d parameter. --version Prints the version number FILES
/etc/group groups file /etc/hosts hosts database /etc/netid netname database /etc/passwd password file SEE ALSO
passwd(8), group(5), hosts(5), passwd(5) AUTHOR
mknetid was written by Thorsten Kukuk <>. NIS Reference Manual 09/26/2007 MKNETID(8)
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