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What format does ONTAP 9 support for a netgroup?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • NIS
  • LDAP
  • Netgroups


  • ONTAP utilizes the definition for nisNetgroupTriple found in RFC-2307
  • ONTAP only supports the "hostname" field of the Netgroup Triple, and the string must contain legal values, as specified in RFC-2252
  • An IP address can be compared as a string, utilizing the IP address of the incoming client being evaluated
    • IPv4 addresses must be formatted without any notation, such as
    • IPv6 addresses must be shortened and compressed as specified in RFC-5952
      • For example, 2011:hu9:0:0:0:0:3:1 must be shortened to 2011:hu9::3:1.
  • String comparison is utilized, so a partial match will not succeed
  • The syntax requirement is the same for LDAP, NIS, and local netgroups

Additional Information

Working with netgroups overview


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