Adding users to NIS
sdafreebsduk at rowyerboat.com
Wed May 30 14:05:33 BST 2007
I thought I might have asked this question before, but nothing in the
The FreeBSD Handbook says to do this to create a new user in NIS.
# pw useradd jsmith
# cd /var/yp
# make test-domain
Using pw didn't work, until I used 'pw -V /var/yp'. Is this a fault
with my setup or an omission in the handbook?
The handbook then says, "You could also run adduser jsmith instead of pw
useradd jsmith." This doesn't work either. Like 'pw' it just creates a
user in the local passwd file.
So, what is the recommended method to create a new user in NIS, bearing
in mind I'd want to create homedirs etc?
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