SUMMARY: groups errors(?)

From: Lenny Turetsky (
Date: Fri Sep 23 1994 - 15:23:38 CDT

First off, thanks go to:

Salvatore Saieva <merccap!clark!> (Glenn Satchell - Uniq Professional Services) (Mattias Zhabinskiy 203-929-8810x251)
pamela@Legato.COM (Pamela Pledger) (Reggie Beavers - UNIX Sys Admin) (Steve Ehrhardt)

The correct answer (actually, I think they were all correct, but the answer
that correctly solved *my* problem ;-) was from Steve Ehrhardt
( He pointed out that if there is a blank line in the
group file that NIS uses to make it's group map, the stuff hits the fan.
Lo and behold, there *was* a blank line at the end of the file.

Why NIS doesn't deal with this is beyond me.

On a (somewhat) separate (but very related note): Does anyone know of a
program/script that will fix such files before passing them to the NIS
parser? Something that I could run the files thru and them pipe them
along. If no-one has one, I may just write it myself.

Thanks to all,

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