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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 1:42 PM Greg Wooledge <wooledg@eeg.ccf.org> wrote:
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.

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