nissetup, ypsetup - Sets up the Network Information Service
The nissetup (formerly ypsetup) script configures and runs
NIS on your system. You can use nissetup to initially set
up your NIS configuration, to change your current NIS configuration,
or to remove your NIS configuration. NIS provides
a distributed data lookup service for sharing data
among networked systems.
Before running nissetup, make sure that your system is
connected to a local area network and that the network is
configured and running. You must know the name of your NIS
domain and your system's role in the domain (master
server, slave server, or client).
You invoke nissetup from the SysMan Menu. See sysman(8)
for more information.
When using the nissetup script to set up a NIS server that
is running with enhanced security, you must answer yes to
the question about locking the domain name and authorized
servers (the ypbind -S option). If you are setting up a
master server, the server is bound to itself (done by
default). If you are setting up a slave server, the server
is bound to itself done by default) and optionally to the
master server and any other slave servers.
If your system will be the master server for your NIS
domain, be sure no other master exists for your domain and
that the NIS database files are in the /var/yp/src directory.
Remove the root entry, if it exists, from the passwd
If your system be will be a slave server or client, be
sure a master server is already set up for your NIS
Specifies the command pathname NIS parameters pertinent to
a specific system
Default NIS Databases [Toc] [Back]
In the /var/yp/src directory, the default databases are:
Group database Host database Sendmail alias database Network
group aliases database Network database Password
database Protocol database RPC database Service database
Commands: domainname(1), ypwhich(1), svcsetup(8), sysman(8), sysman_station(8), ypbind(8), yppasswdd(8),
Networking: nis_intro(7), nis_manual_setup(7)
Network Administration: Services
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