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netid(4)                         File Formats                         netid(4)

       netid - netname database


       The  netid  file  is  a local source of information on mappings between
       netnames (see secure_rpc(3NSL)) and user ids or hostnames in the  local
       domain.  The netid file can be used in conjunction with, or instead of,
       the  network source: NIS or  NIS+. The  publickey entry  in  the   nss-
       witch.conf  (see   nsswitch.conf(4))  file  determines  which  of these
       sources will be queried by the system to translate  netnames  to  local
       user ids or hostnames.

       Each entry in the netid file is a single line of the form:

              netname uid:gid, gid, gid...


              netname       0:hostname

       The  first  entry associates a local user id with a netname. The second
       entry associates a hostname with a netname.

       The  netid file field descriptions are as follows:

       netname         The operating system independent network name  for  the
                       user or host. netname has one of two formats.  The for-
                       mat used to specify a host is of the form:


                       where  hostname is the name of the host and  domain  is
                       the network domain name.

                       The format used to specify a user id is of the form:


                       where uid is the numerical id of the user and domain is
                       the network domain name.

       uid             The numerical id of the user  (see    passwd(4)).  When
                       specifying a host name, uid is always zero.

       group           The  numerical id of the group the user belongs to (see
                       group(4)). Several groups, separated by commas, may  be
                       listed for a single uid.

       hostname        The local hostname (see  hosts(4)).

       Blank lines are ignored.  Any part of a line to the right of a `#' sym-
       bol is treated as a comment.

       Example 1: A sample netid file.

       Here is a sample netid file:

       unix.789ATWest.COM    789:30,65
       unix.123ATBldg_xy.COM 123:20,1521
       unix.candlestickATcampus1.EDU    0:candlestick

       /etc/group              groups file

       /etc/hosts              hosts database

       /etc/netid              netname database

       /etc/passwd             password file

       /etc/publickey          public key database

       netname2user(3NSL),   secure_rpc(3NSL),   group(4),   hosts(4),    nss-
       witch.conf(4), passwd(4), publickey(4)

SunOS 5.10                        23 May 1994                         netid(4)