Adding new groups!!

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Old 10-06-2006
Adding new groups!!

I want to know how we can add a new group in solaris. As per my understanding this is done by adding a new entry in /etc/groups file (or by using groupadd command which will also add the entry in the groups file). But when I use group command to see the groups to which I belong, it shows my userid is a part of mqm group, but there is no entry for mqm in /etc/groups file. Am I missing something???
# 2  
Old 10-07-2006
You might be using NIS/NIS+ or some such mechanism. In that case the entry for your username won't be in the /etc/passwd file either.
# 3  
Old 10-07-2006
Just a little pickiness, just in case. It's "/etc/group" not groups.

You never know Smilie

# 4  
Old 10-08-2006

could you please explain a bit on NIS/NIS+?
# 5  
Old 10-08-2006
There are any number of books on this subject, not to mention the amount of matter available online. Take a look at this and this.
# 6  
Old 10-10-2006
thanks a lot!!
# 7  
Old 10-10-2006
if you are using nis you can try

ypcat group|grep <username>
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