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 nis_cachemgr(1M)                                           nis_cachemgr(1M)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      nis_cachemgr - maintains a cache containing location information about
      NIS+ servers

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      /usr/sbin/nis_cachemgr [ -i ] [ -n ] [ -v ]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      The nis_cachemgr daemon maintains a cache of the NIS+ directory
      objects.  The cache contains location information necessary to contact
      the NIS+ servers that serve the various directories in the name space.
      This includes transport addresses, information neeeded to authenticate
      the server, and a time to live field which gives a hint on how long
      the directory object can be cached.  The cache helps to improve the
      performance of the clients that are traversing the NIS+ name space.
      nis_cachemgr should be running on all the machines that are using
      NIS+.  However, it is not required that the nis_cachemgr program be
      running in order for NIS+ requests to be serviced.

      The cache maintained by this program is shared by all the processes
      that access NIS+ on that machine.  The cache is maintained in a file
      that is memory mapped (see mmap (2)) by all the processes.  On
      startup, nis_cachemgr initializes the cache from the cold start file
      (see nisinit(1M)) and preserves unexpired entries that already exist
      in the cache file. Thus, the cache survives machine reboots.

      The nis_cachemgr program is normally started from a system startup

      Note: The nis_cachemgr program makes NIS+ requests under the NIS+
      principal name of the host on which it runs.  Before running
      nis_cachemgr, security credentials for the host should be added to the
      cred.org_dir table in the host's domain using nisaddcred(1M).
      Credentials of type DES will be needed if the NIS+ service is
      operating at security level 2 (see rpc.nisd(1M)).  See the WARNINGS
      section, below.  Additionally, a 'keylogin -r' needs to be done on the

      nisshowcache can be used to look at the cached objects.

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
      -i   Force nis_cachemgr to ignore the previous cache file and
           reinitialize the cache from just the cold start file. By default,
           the cache manager initializes itself from both the cold start
           file and the old cache file, thereby maintaining the entries in
           the cache across machine reboots.

      -n   Run nis_cachemgr in an insecure mode. By default, before adding a
           directory object to the shared cache, on the request of another
           process on the machine, it checks the encrypted signature on the
           request to make sure that the directory object is a valid one and

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 nis_cachemgr(1M)                                           nis_cachemgr(1M)

           is sent by an authorized server. In this mode, nis_cachemgr adds
           the directory object to the shared cache without making this

      -v   This flag sets verbose mode.  In this mode, the nis_cachemgr
           program logs not only errors and warnings, but also additional
           status messages.  The additional messages are logged using
           syslog(3C) with a priority of LOG_INFO.

 DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]
      The nis_cachemgr daemon logs error messages and warnings using syslog
      (see syslog(3C)).  Error messages are logged to the DAEMON facility
      with a priority of LOG_ERR, and warning messages with a priority of
      LOG_WARNING.  Additional status messages can be obtained using the -v

 WARNINGS    [Toc]    [Back]
      If the host principal does not have the proper security credentials in
      the cred.org_dir table for its domain, then running this program
      without the '-n' insecure mode option may significantly degrade the
      performance of processes issuing NIS+ requests.

      HP-UX 11i Version 2 is the last HP-UX release on which NIS+ is

      LDAP is the recommended replacement for NIS+.  HP fully supports the
      industry standard naming services based on LDAP.

 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]
      /var/nis/NIS_SHARED_DIRCACHE            the shared cache file
      /var/nis/NIS_COLD_START                 the coldstart file
      /etc/init.d/rpc                         initialization scripts for

 AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
      nis_cachemgr was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      keylogin(1), nisaddcred(1M), nisinit(1M), nisshowcache(1M),
      rpc.nisd(1M), mmap(2), syslog(3C), nisfiles(4).

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