SUMMARY:: NIS on Solaris2

From: John Higgins (
Date: Wed Apr 02 1997 - 08:45:52 CST

Many thanks for the replies. The answer is that "+:" is not needed unless you
are using


in /etc/nsswitch.conf

Thanks to
Casper Dik
Philip Holden
Avi J. Levin
Christopher L. Barnard
Jerry Springer
Viet Hoang
Danny Johnson
Darren Dunham
Benjamin R. Cline
Kambiz Aghaiepour
Saeed Mostofizadeh
Michael Blandford
Matthew Stier
Ray Trzaska
KG Chenthil Kumar
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From: "John Higgins" <>
Reply-to: "John Higgins" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 09:26:38 +0100
Subject: NIS on Solaris2

        With the use of /etc/nsswitch.conf in Solaris2, is it still necessary
to provide the ' +:*: ' entry in /etc/passwd and /etc/group ??.

I had thought that these entries told NIS to look to the NIS server if, after
searching the file, the relevant entry was not found. But, from what I can see,
/etc/nsswitch.conf now provdies this functionality.


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