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RE: Group ownership problem

Sorry for the lack of info...

The server is RedHat 9 and all the clients are Enterprise Workstations.
I haven't edited any files, just followed the standard directions for
NIS setup.

If I do 'ypcat group' on any of the clients or server, I get no output.
Doing a grep user /etc/group, I get:


I don't have an entry for 'users' on any client in /etc/group.  How can
I get this one machine (RedHat 9) to recognize GID 100 as users without
adding it to /etc/group?  Essentially, I want it to be identical to all
the other machines...


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Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 2:56 PM
To: golharam umdnj edu; General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: Re: Group ownership problem

Quoting Ryan Golhar <golharam umdnj edu>:

> I've got multiple machines all authenticating via NIS from one 
> machine. All the machines recognize the users in a group called 
> 'users'.  I see an entry for this group in /etc/group on the NIS 
> server, however I don't see the entry on any of the NIS clients.
> When I do an 'ls' on the home diretories on an NIS client, they all 
> recognize the home directories belonging to the group 'users'.
> On one particular machine, the users can log on to, but the group 
> 'users' isn't displayed.  The group ID of 100 is displayed instead.  I

> can't figure out why this one machine doesn't recognize the group 
> properly.  Any help would be appreciated...
> Ryan

the user group is a system group (read: installed by default USUALLY
depending on the system).  It is also generally not exported by the NIS
group map (unless you edited /var/yp/Makefile, which I get a feeling you
did not).  To verify this, try 'ypcat group | grep user' on one of your
NIS clients.  Then try 'grep user /etc/group'.  If I have read your mind
correctly so far (not knowing what OS the NIS server is running nor any
of the clients),  you should notice that the client which displays GID
100 doesn't have  the user group in /etc/group.  
Adding it will make that pesky 100 change to user.

Jurvis LaSalle

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