SUMMARY: groups program and NIS maps

From: Mary Verge (
Date: Thu Dec 07 1995 - 04:00:45 CST

the answer is:

you need to do a make on the netid map,
or better yet just do:
cd /var/yp

this fixed the problem. just a note, you may have to
log out and back in for the user to see the new group
when thet run groups.
people also suggested:
Have you had the user run "newgrp" from the original login.

thanks very much to: (Gregory M Polanski) (Daniel Lorenzini) (Niall O Broin - Gray Wizard) (Don Lewis) (Per Akesson) (Simon Gibbons)
Dave Mitchell <> (Andre Novaes Cunha)
Christian Altenschmidt <>
Peter Hesse <>

and anyone else who may respond after I send this mail.

Good Day.


-----------------original message-------------------------

> From Tue Dec 5 21:41:11 1995
> Date: Tue, 5 Dec 95 11:02:43 EST
> From: (Mary Verge)
> Reply-To: (Mary Verge)
> To:
> Subject: groups program and NIS maps
> I am having a problem with the group NIS map working correctly.
> The YP master is running 4.1.3_U1 and seems to work fine for other maps.
> the scenerio goes like this:
> add a new group to /etc/group and make the maps.
> log in to NIS master as user just added to group
> and run groups and the new group shows up. log into
> any other workstation including NIS slaves and groups
> does not show the new group, but groups "user" does
> show the new group. The user cannot modify anything
> in his new group unless logged into the NIS server.
> I ran yppush on the group maps and it is still not
> working. Is this a bug of some sort or am I doing
> something wrong.
> btw: the clients have a + sign at the end of the /etc/group file

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