Bug#329701: [Adduser-devel] Bug#329701: Local (non-NIS) users and groups

Mark Brown broonie at sirena.org.uk
Wed Dec 21 00:46:55 UTC 2005

On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 08:40:31AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 08:08:50AM +0100, Teddy Hogeborn wrote:

> > One additional possibility is for adduser to support an interface to
> > add users/groups in this new range, which would involve a new
> > configuration option and at least one new command line option.  But
> > this is not necessarily requested or required.

> I'm actually not convinced that this would do any good. adduser
> traditionally does not care about NIS/LDAP setup, and I think that
> accounts and groups that will appear on multiple systems should not be
> created by adduser.

Traditionally the default setup for NIS (in general, not just in Debian)
has been to export any administratively created users and groups from
the NIS master server to clients on the network.  Users can configure it
otherwise if they like (well, at least on Linux) but that's the default.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."
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