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mknetid - generate netid map data



      mknetid - generate netid map data


      mknetid [-q] [-g group_file] [-p passwd_file] [-h hosts_file]
              [-n netid_file] [-d domain]


      The mknetid utility processes the contents of the group(5), passwd(5),
      hosts(5) and netid(5) files into the format used to generate the
      netid.byname NIS map.  This map is used to hold credential information
      for both users and hosts in an operating system independent format.
      The mknetid utility checks for duplicate occurrences of netids and fil‐
      ters them out.
      The mknetid utility prints its results on the standard output.  It is
      usually called only by /var/yp/Makefile when rebuilding the NIS maps.


      The mknetid utility supports the following options:
      -q      Normally, mknetid prints a warning message when it encounters a
              duplicate netid.  This flag turns on ’quiet’ mode, allowing the
              warnings to be suppressed.  Other error messages may still be
      -g group_file
              Specify the location of the group information file.  The com‐
              piled-in default is /etc/group.
      -p passwd_file
              Specify the location of the passwd information file.  The com‐
              piled-in default is /etc/passwd.
      -h hosts_file
              Specify the location of the hosts database file.  The compiled-in
              default is /etc/hosts.
      -n netid_file
              Specify the location of the netid information file.  The com‐
              piled-in default is /etc/netid.  Note that no error is generated
              if the netid database cannot be found.  The netid database is not
              likely to be present on most systems until Secure RPC support is
              added to FreeBSD.
      -d domain
              By default, the mknetid utility uses the system domainname when
              generating netid records.  If the system domainname is not set,
              the domain must be specified on the command line with the -d
              flag.  If the domainname is set, the -d flag may be used to over‐
              ride it.


      /var/yp/Makefile  the Makefile that calls yp_mkdb and mknetid to build
                        the NIS databases
      /etc/group        the default group database file
      /etc/passwd       the default passwd database file
      /etc/hosts        the default hosts database file
      /etc/netid        the default netid database file
      yp(8), yp_mkdb(8)


      Bill Paul 〈〉


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