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Old 05-14-2003
NIS group vs local group

Hi everyone,

I'm new to UNIX so plz excuse me if this sounds foolish

Assume there exists a group 'xyz' on the NIS as well as on the local UNIX box.

And we added the user 'test' to the local group.

Which group priveleges will 'test' have?

do reply..

thanks,
VJ.
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Old 05-14-2003
Quote:
Assume there exists a group 'xyz' on the NIS as well as on the local UNIX box.

And we added the user 'test' to the local group.

Which group priveleges will 'test' have?
What is the OS and version?

If Solaris, then how is nsswitch.conf set for group? Files then NIS or NIS then files?

Is the user 'test' an NIS account or local?

Are the group numbers the same locally as in NIS?
Example:
$ ypcat group|grep dba
dba::90:
$ grep test /etc/group
dba::101:test

Assuming local user with local group (and the group ID is not the same as in NIS) then 'test' will have only local group privs. If the group ID is the same in /etc/group and NIS, then that user should have privs as if the account was in both.
# 3  
Old 05-15-2003
Hi,

The scenario we have is
OS : Compaq Tru64 Unix v5.1

On NIS, we have
group - mqm
user - 'test' which belongs to mqm group

test is an NIS user.

We've added test to the local mqm group as well.
Group ids are same for both local and NIS

Any idea how this works on Tru64?

Regards
VJ.
# 4  
Old 05-19-2003
Well, I don't have a Tru64 system to play with and it's been years since I've been on one. I was hoping someone with recent experience was going to comment.

It should work the same as explained for Solaris. I don't know which file you use for telling the system to look at files first or dns (or if Tru64 does that at all - check the /etc/svc.conf file). If you don't get an answer, the next best thing is to check out the Tru64 Online docs .

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