Solaris Naming Administration Guide

Viewing an NIS+ Object's Access Rights

The access rights can be viewed by using the niscat command:

niscat -o objectname

Where objectname is the name of the object whose access rights you want to view.

This command returns the following information about an NIS+ object:

Access rights for the four authorization classes are displayed as a list of 16 characters, like this:


Each character represents a type of access right:

The first four characters represent the access rights granted to nobody, the next four to the owner, the next four to the group, and the last four to the world:

Figure 10-1 Access Rights Display


Note -

Unlike UNIX file systems, the first set of rights is for nobody, not for the owner.