NAME [Toc] [Back]
domainname - set or display name of Network Information Service domain
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
Network Information Service (NIS) uses domain names to refer
collectively to a group of hosts. Without an argument, domainname
displays the name of the NIS domain. Only superuser can set the
domain name by providing name_of_domain. The domain name is usually
set in the configuration file /etc/rc.config.d/namesvrs, by setting
the NIS_DOMAIN variable.
DEPENDENCIES [Toc] [Back]
NIS servers use the NIS domain name as the name of a subdirectory of
/var/yp. For this, name_of_domain should not be a . or .. and it
should not contain /. Since the NIS domain name can be as long as 64
characters, name_of_domain may exceed the maximum file name length
allowed on a given file system. If that length is exceeded, the
subdirectory name becomes a truncated version of the NIS domain name.
The first 14 characters of all NIS domains on the network must be
unique: truncated names should be checked to verify that they meet
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
domainname was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
ypinit(1M), getdomainname(2), setdomainna(2).
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