[linux-nisplus Digest, Vol 7, Issue 2]

GENE LORIOT gene.loriot at usa.net
Tue Jul 15 10:41:33 EST 2003

OH MY GOODNESS... netgroups are just way cool.

Their first order of business is to resolve "shares".  If you have an
entry in /etc/dfs/dfstab (or whatatever the LINUX equivelant is), if you
put a hostname, and that hostname is off line, the entire share is negated.
BUT if you use netgroup, and have one or more hosts in a net group, then
the share stays active regardless of the health of the members.  Another
use is that of people (hostname,group,user) .  For example you can put 
a number of users in a netgroup (,,user_name), and make the sudoers file
look at this (use a plus sign) and then you NEVER have to change your
sudoers files, just the members of the netgroup.

If you would like more input, please contact me at gene.loriot at kodak.com


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> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 10:47:50 +0800
> From: francisk at auston.com
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> Hi ! Nis user group
> I have setup my nis server and client successfully with Redhat 8. 
> Presently server is NT server. I would like to migrate all my users to 
> Linux NIS. I would like to know what is the best way to management 
> my users. 
> 1) I have about 25 departments and 70 users. Members of each 
> department can only view and alter the files and folders in their 
> department. Also, I have a public folder where everybody can save, 
> copy or edit a file and directory there. What is the best way to do 
> this. Should I create each department in /etc/group then assign the 
> right permission.
> 2) I have read about the netgroup but not quite understand. Can 
> anyone tell me what it does ? I only have one nis domain and one 
> linux nis server. Should I use the netgroup to manageme my user or 
> just use the /etc/group (groupadd) 
> 3) If I have two nisdomain is it advise to use the netgroup ?
> Appreciate if you can help.
> x2000koh
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Gene Loriot, CSA/SCNA	
"...on a clear disk you can seek forever..."
Farm Side Systems

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