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DOMAINNAME(1)               General Commands Manual              DOMAINNAME(1)



NAME
       domainname - set or display name of the current NIS domain

SYNOPSIS
       domainname [ name-of-domain ]

DESCRIPTION
       Without  an  argument,  domainname  displays  the  name  of the current
       domain, which typically encompasses a group of  hosts  under  the  same
       administration.   As  such,  the  name of a Network Information Service
       (NIS) domain is normally also a valid Internet domain name, and can  be
       used in conjunction with the sendmail(8) and the name server named(8C).

       Only  the  super-user can set the name of the domain, by giving domain-
       name an  argument;  this  can  be  done  only  in  the  startup  script
       /etc/rc.local.

SEE ALSO
       named(8C), sendmail(8), ypinit(8)

NOTES
       The  Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun Yellow
       Pages (YP).  The functionality of the two remains the  same;  only  the
       name has changed.



                               16 November 1987                  DOMAINNAME(1)