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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   nsswitch.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:

           The operating system independent network name for  the
           user  or  host.  netname  has one of two formats.  The
           format 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.

SunOS 5.9           Last change: 23 May 1994                    1

File Formats                                             netid(4)

     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.

           The local hostname (see  hosts(4)).

     Blank lines are ignored.  Any part of a line to the right of
     a `#' symbol 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

           groups file

           hosts database

           netname database

           password file

           public key database

     netname2user(3NSL),  secure_rpc(3NSL),  group(4),  hosts(4),
     nsswitch.conf(4), passwd(4), publickey(4)

SunOS 5.9           Last change: 23 May 1994                    2