System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (NIS+)

Using niscat With NIS+ Groups

The niscat -ocommand can be used to list the object properties and membership of an NIS+ group.

Listing the Object Properties of an NIS+ Group

To list the object properties of a group, you must have read access to the groups_dir directory in which the group is stored. Use niscat -o and the group's fully qualified name, which must include its groups_dir subdirectory:

niscat -o group-name.groups_dir.domain-name

For example:

rootmaster# niscat -o
Object Name : sales
Owner :
Group :
Domain :
Access Rights : ----rmcdr---r---
Time to Live : 1:0:0
Object Type : GROUP
Group Flags :
Group Members :

Note –

A better list of members is provided by the nisgrpadm -l command.

Several of the group's properties are inherited from the NIS_DEFAULTS environment variable, unless they were overridden when the group was created. The group flags field is currently unused. In the list of group members, the * symbol identifies member domains and the @ symbol identifies member groups.