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 domainname(1)						       domainname(1)




 NAME
      domainname - set or display name of Network Information Service domain

 SYNOPSIS
      domainname [name_of_domain]

 DESCRIPTION
      Network Information Service (NIS) uses domain names to refer
      collectively to a group of hosts.	 Without an argument, domainname
      displays the name of the NIS domain.  Only superuser can set the
      domain name by providing name_of_domain.	The domain name is usually
      set in the configuration file /etc/rc.config.d/namesvrs, by setting
      the NIS_DOMAIN variable.

 DEPENDENCIES
      NIS servers use the NIS domain name as the name of a subdirectory of
      /var/yp.	Since the NIS domain name can be as long as 64 characters,
      name_of_domain may exceed the maximum file name length allowed on a
      given file system.  If that length is exceeded, the subdirectory name
      becomes a truncated version of the NIS domain name.

      The first 14 characters of all NIS domains on the network must be
      unique: truncated names should be checked to verify that they meet
      this requirement.

 AUTHOR
      domainname was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

 SEE ALSO
      ypinit(1M), getdomainname(2), setdomainname(2).
























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