Adding a user without an entry in the local passwd file
If the local passwd file includes a ``+:'' entry on a line by itself,
you do not need to update the local
file for NIS.
However, you may need to manually create a home directory for the user
on the client machine.
Follow this procedure:
Log in as the NIS administrator or local administrator on the client machine.
Have the user use the
command to set their NIS password.
If you are working on the file server
rather than on the user's machine,
and if the NIS password maps have not yet been updated
on the machine's NIS server,
the following error message appears when you attempt
to change ownership of the home directory:
unknown user id: username
In that case,
you can use the following set of commands:
chown userid kathy
Note that you use the ID number from the password file entry rather than
the login name to change the ownership of the user's home directory.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004