NFS/netgroup question

From: Derek Martin (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 22:35:41 EST

It would appear that knfsd does not work with netgroups that are in
/etc/netgroup, but only if they are in NIS maps, regardless of what
/etc/nsswitch.conf says. While we like the netgroup concept, and it makes
administering NFS exports a whole lot easier, we'd rather not have to use
NIS to get that functionality.

So, my question is, is this considered a bug? Or is this problem not
infact a kernel problem, but instead a library problem? More to the
point, are there currently any efforts to make NFS work with /etc/netgroup
as opposed to with NIS only? Or are my tools just out of date?

By and large we're running RedHat 6.1 though we do have a mix. The NFS
server I'm building is a RH 6.2 machine, so I figured the tools would be
reasonably up-to-date (though quite possibly buggy, as I haven't checked
into that yet).


You know that everytime I try to go where I really want to be,
It's already where I am, cuz I'm already there...
Derek D. Martin              |  Unix/Linux Geek |

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