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System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)
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Ensuring Compatibility With +/- Syntax

If +/- is used in /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, and /etc/group files, you need to modify the nsswitch.conf file to insure compatibility.

  • NIS+. To provide +/- semantics with NIS+, change the passwd and groups sources to compat. Then, add a passwd_compat: nisplus entry to the nsswitch.conf file after the passwd or group entry as shown below.

    passwd: compat
    passwd_compat: nisplus
    group: compat
    group_compat: nisplus

    The above specifies that client routines obtain their network information from /etc files and NIS+ tables as indicated by the +/- entries in the files.

  • NIS. To provide the same syntax as in the Solaris 4.x release, change the passwd and groups sources to compat.

    passwd: compat
    group: compat

    Specifies the /etc files and NIS maps as indicated by the +/- entries in the files.


    Note - Users working on a client machine being served by an NIS+ server running in NIS compatibility mode cannot run ypcat on the netgroup table. Doing so gives you results as if the table were empty even if the table has entries.


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