Well that was a pleasantly quick fix to a problem. Thank you all.
The problem was that a certain user was not gaining access to a file
that was only accessable to a group called REU even though REU was
listed in the NIS group map as his secondary group.
The answer can be best summed up by Michael Sullivan who said:
>You need to rebuild the NIS maps with:
> cd /var/yp
>You probably did "make group" when you added jim to REU, but that is
>insufficient, the netid maps also need to be made.
Bingo, once I just ran make rather than 'make group' all went well.
Thanks to all who responded including:
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