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yp_host(1M)							   yp_host(1M)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     yp_host - update NIS "hosts" database

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     yp_host -r	-h host	[ -n net [ -m mask ] ] [ -a aliases ]
     yp_host -c	-h host	-w newname [ -a	aliases	]
     yp_host -d	-h host

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     yp_host is	the user command to update the NIS hosts database directly
     from a client workstation.	 yp_host uses the ypupdated(1M)	service	on the
     NIS master	to update the NIS hosts	database.  The single-threaded nature
     of	ypupdated(1M) guarantees the database will remain consistent even when
     multiple updates are attempted at the same	time.

     Users can add, change, or delete an entry to the database.	 As long as
     the hostname is not used in the current database, there are no
     restrictions for creating an entry.  However, to modify or	delete an
     entry, users are prompted for the root password of	the NIS	master.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

     -c		  Change an existing entry.

     -d		  Delete an entry.

     -r		  Register the hostname	in the NIS hosts database.

     -h	host	  Use host as the key when updating the	hosts database.

     -n	net	  Specifies the	network	that host will be on.  This parameter
		  should follow	the ``dot'' notation for Internet addresses
		  (see inet(3N)).  If -m is used, the net should be a fourbyte
 Internet	address.  If -m	is not used, the net should be
		  an Internet network number.

     -m	mask	  Specifies the	network	mask, as described in ifconfig(1M).
		  This parameter, when logically-ANDed with net, represents
		  the target Internet subnet number.

     -a	aliases	  Specifies the	aliases	of the new host.  Multiple aliases
		  should be surrounded with double-quote (") marks and
		  separated with spaces.

     -w	newname	  Modifies the entry to	use newname as the new key for the
		  hosts	database.

EXAMPLE    [Toc]    [Back]

	  yp_host -a -h	bonnie -n 192.26.88 -a "jake clyde"

     Creates an	entry on the NIS master	for bonnie.  The network that the new
     IP	address	will be	using is "192.26.88".

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yp_host(1M)							   yp_host(1M)

	  yp_host -a -h	bonnie -n	-m 0xffffffc0  -a "jake	clyde"

     The subnet	that the new IP	address	will be	on is "".

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /usr/include/rpcsvc/ypclnt.h     error code listing

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     registrar(1M), ypupdated(1M).

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