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MKNETID(8)		FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		    MKNETID(8)

     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 <>

FreeBSD	13.0			 June 23, 1996			  FreeBSD 13.0


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