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Re: [SLE] What is a netgroup?
  • From: Jeffrey Taylor <jeff.taylor@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 09:57:40 -0500
  • Message-id: <20010509095740.B9263@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
IIRC, netgroup is an NIS concept. Like groups on *nixes, but
distributed across a network. This is a vague memory from reading. I
have so far successfully avoided NIS, though it probably won't last
forever, or even this summer.


Quoting Paul Abrahams <abrahams@xxxxxxx>:
> The man page for sudoers(5) mentions that one kind of user
> specification is "+netgroup". I haven't encountered the
> term "netgroup" before, and "apropos netgroup" doesn't turn
> up anything.
> So what is a netgroup? What are netgroups useful for?
> How are they created and modified?
> Paul

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