Re: Group ID conflicts between different distros: how to manage them with NIS?
Right, that's best practice.
But, what if I need to include a user who is defined in NIS in lp or ttyS0 group? Would going into /etc/group in *every* machine be unavoidable?
On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 01:27:32PM -0300, Joao Roscoe wrote:
> However, it will not solve the problem on how to centrally manage system
> resources access across distros.
You don't manage OS-specific (or "distro"-specific if you prefer that term)
group IDs in a network database. Those are managed on a per-system basis
in the local /etc/group or analogous file(s).
Your network database should contain only your organization's local user
and group identities. That's why the default NIS Makefile has MINUID
and MINGID settings.