NAME [Toc] [Back]
nissetup - initialize a NIS+ domain
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
/usr/lib/nis/nissetup [ -Y ] [ domain ]
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
nissetup is a shell script that sets up a NIS+ domain to serve clients
that wish to store system administration information in a domain named
domain. This domain should already exist prior to executing this
command (see nismkdir(1) and nisinit(1M)).
A NIS+ domain consists of a NIS+ directory and its subdirectories:
org_dir and groups_dir. org_dir stores system administration
information and groups_dir stores information for group access
nissetup creates the subdirectories org_dir and groups_dir in domain.
Both subdirectories will be replicated on the same servers as the
parent domain. After the subdirectories are created, nissetup creates
the default tables that NIS+ serves. These are auto_master, auto_home,
bootparams, cred, ethers, group, hosts, mail_aliases, netmasks,
networks, passwd, protocols, rpc, services, and timezone. The
nissetup script uses the nistbladm(1) command to create these tables.
The script can be easily customized to add site specific tables that
should be created at setup time.
This command is normally executed just once per domain.
Options [Toc] [Back]
-Y Specify that the domain will be served as both a NIS+ domain as
well as an NIS domain using the backward compatibility flag. This
will set up the domain to be less secure by making all the system
tables readable by unauthenticated clients as well.
Notes [Toc] [Back]
While this command creates the default tables, it does not initialize
them with data. This is accomplished with the nisaddent(1M) command.
It is easier to use the nisserver(1M) script to create subdirectories
and the default tables.
WARNINGS [Toc] [Back]
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.
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
nissetup was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
nis+(1), nismkdir(1), nistbladm(1), nisaddent(1M), nisinit(1M),
Hewlett-Packard Company - 2 - HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003 [ Back ]