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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       nissetup,  ypsetup  - Sets up the Network Information Service
 (NIS) environment

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]



DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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).

                             Security Note

       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
       database file.

       If  your  system  be  will be a slave server or client, be
       sure a master server  is  already  set  up  for  your  NIS

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       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

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands:  domainname(1),  ypwhich(1),  svcsetup(8),  sysman(8),   sysman_station(8),   ypbind(8),    yppasswdd(8),
       ypserv(8), ypxfr(8)

       Files: svc.conf(4)

       Networking: nis_intro(7), nis_manual_setup(7)

       Network Administration: Services

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