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> Does 'genent passwd' also correctly display the users?
yes. 'getent passwd' displays the 4 password lines correctly.
As I mentioned 'ypcat passwd ' was able to display all the password
entries correctly. Additionally, 'ypmatch gaf passwd

> If not, check your /etc/nsswitch.conf file, and make sure there is 
> entries that look like this:
> passwd:     files nis
> shadow:     files nis
> group:      files nis
/etc/nsswitch is correct. 

My next step is to write a short C program to use one of the getpwent(3) 
and getpwnam(3) functions. 
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
Associate Director
Boston Linux and Unix

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