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 nispopulate(1M)					     nispopulate(1M)




 NAME
      nispopulate - populate the NIS+ tables in a NIS+ domain.

 SYNOPSIS
      /usr/lib/nis/nispopulate -Y [-x] [-f] [-n] [-u] [-v]
	   [-S 0|2] [-l network_passwd] [-d NIS+_domain]
	   -h NIS_server_host [-a NIS_server_addr]
	   -y NIS_domain [table] ...

      /usr/lib/nis/nispopulate -F [-x] [-f] [-u] [-v] [-S 0|2]
	   [-d NIS+_domain] [-l network_passwd]
	   [-p directory_path] [table] ...

      /usr/lib/nis/nispopulate -C [-x] [-f] [-v] [-d NIS+_domain]
	   [-l network_passwd] [hosts|passwd]

 DESCRIPTION
      The nispopulate shell script can be used to populate NIS+ tables in a
      specified domain from their corresponding files or NIS maps.
      nispopulate assumes that the tables have been created either through
      nisserver(1M) or nissetup(1M).

      The table argument accepts standard names that are used in the
      administration of HP-UX systems and non-standard key-value type
      tables.  See nisaddent(1M) for more information on key-value type
      tables.  If the table argument is not specified, nispopulate will
      automatically populate each of the standard tables.  These standard
      (default) tables are: auto_master, auto_home, ethers, group, hosts,
      networks, passwd, protocols, services, rpc, netmasks, bootparams,
      netgroup, aliasesandshadow.  Note that the shadow table is only used
      when populating from files.  The non-standard tables that nispopulate
      accepts are those of key-value type.  These tables must first be
      created manually with the nistbladm(1) command.

      Use the first SYNOPSIS (-Y) to populate NIS+ tables from NIS maps.
      nispopulate uses ypxfr(1M) to transfer the NIS maps from the NIS
      servers to the /var/yp/NIS_domain directory on the local machine.
      Then, it uses these files as the input source.  Note that NIS_domain
      is case sensitive.  Make sure there is enough disk space for that
      directory.

      Use the second SYNOPSIS (-F) to populate NIS+ tables from local files.
      nispopulate will use those files that match the table name as input
      sources in the current working directory or in the specified
      directory.

      Note that when populating the hosts and passwd tables, nispopulate
      will automatically create the NIS+ credentials for all users and hosts
      that are defined in the hosts and passwd tables, respectively.  A
      network passwd is required to create these credentials. This network
      password is used to encrypt the secret key for the new users and



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      hosts.  This password can be specified using the -l option or it will
      use the default password, "nisplus".  nispopulate will not overwrite
      any existing credential entries in the credential table.	Use
      nisclient(1M) to overwrite the entries in the cred table.	 It creates
      both LOCAL and DES credentials for users, and only DES credentials for
      hosts.  To disable automatic credential creation, specify the -S 0
      option.

      The third SYNOPSIS (-C) is used to populate NIS+ credential table with
      level 2 authentication (DES) from the passwd and hosts tables of the
      specified domain.	 The valid table arguments for this operation are
      passwd and hosts.	 If this argument is not specified then it will use
      both passwd and hosts as the input source.

      If nispopulate was earlier used with -S 0 option, then no credentials
      were added for the hosts or the users.  If later the site decides to
      add credentials for all users and hosts, then this (-C) option can be
      used to add credentials.

    Options
      -a NIS_server_addr  specifies the IP address for the NIS server.	This
			  option is only used with the -Y option.

      -C		  populate the NIS+ credential table from passwd and
			  hosts tables using DES authentication (security
			  level 2).

      -d NIS+_domain.	  specifies the NIS+ domain.  The default is the
			  local domain.

      -F		  populates NIS+ tables from files.

      -f		  forces the script to populate the NIS+ tables
			  without prompting for confirmation.

      -h NIS_server_host  specifies the NIS server hostname from where the
			  NIS maps are copied.	This is only used with the
			  -Y option.  This host must already exist in either
			  the NIS+ hosts table or /etc/hosts file. If the
			  hostname is not defined, the script will prompt
			  you for its IP address, or you can use the -a
			  option to specify the address manually.

      -l network_passwd	  specifies the network password for populating the
			  NIS+ credential table.  This is only used when you
			  are populating the hosts and passwd tables. The
			  default passwd is nisplus.

      -n		  does not overwrite local NIS maps in
			  /var/yp/NISdomain directory if they already exist.
			  The default is to overwrite the existing NIS maps



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			  in the local /var/yp/NISdomain directory.  This is
			  only used with the -Y option.

      -p directory_path	  specifies the directory where the files are
			  stored.  This is only used with the -F option.
			  The default is the current working directory.

      -S 0|2		  specifies the authentication level for the NIS+
			  clients.  Level 0 is for unauthenticated clients
			  and no credentials will be created for users and
			  hosts in the specified domain.  Level 2 is for
			  authenticated (DES) clients and DES credentials
			  will be created for users and hosts in the
			  specified domain.  The default is to set up with
			  level 2 authentication (DES).	 There is no need to
			  run nispopulate with -C for level 0
			  authentication.

      -u		  updates the NIS+ tables (ie., adds, deletes,
			  modifies) from either files or NIS maps.  This
			  option should be used to bring an NIS+ table up to
			  date when there are only a small number of
			  changes. The default is to add to the NIS+ tables
			  without deleting any existing entries.  Also, see
			  the -n option for updating NIS+ tables from
			  existing maps in the /var/yp directory.

      -v		  runs the script in verbose mode.

      -x		  turns the "echo" mode on.  The script just prints
			  the commands that it would have executed.  Note
			  that the commands are not actually executed.	The
			  default is off.

      -Y		  populate the NIS+ tables from NIS maps.

      -y NIS_domain	  specifies the NIS domain to copy the NIS maps
			  from.	 This is only used with the -Y option.	The
			  default domainname is the same as the local
			  domainname.

 EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
    TMPDIR
      nispopulate normally creates temporary files in the directory /tmp.
      You may specify another directory by setting the environment variable
      TMPDIR to your chosen directory. If TMPDIR is not a valid directory,
      then nispopulate will use /tmp.

 EXAMPLES
      To populate all the NIS+ standard tables in the domain xyz.hp.com.
      from NIS maps of the yp.hp.com domain as input source where host



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      yp_host is a YP server of yp.hp.com:

	   /usr/lib/nis/nispopulate -Y -y yp.hp.com -h yp_host -d xyz.hp.com.

      To update all of the NIS+ standard tables from the same NIS domain and
      hosts shown above:

	   /usr/lib/nis/nispopulate -Y -u -y yp.hp.com \
		-h yp_host -d xyz.hp.com.

      To populate the hosts table in domain xyz.hp.com. from the hosts file
      in the /var/nis/files directory using "somepasswd" as the network
      password for key encryption:

	   /usr/lib/nis/nispopulate -F -p /var/nis/files -l somepasswd hosts

      To populate the passwd table in domain xyz.hp.com. from the passwd
      file in the /var/nis/files directory without automatically creating
      the NIS+ credentials:

	   /usr/lib/nis/nispopulate -F -p /var/nis/files -d xys.hp.com. \
		-S 0 passwd

      To populate the credential table in domain xyz.hp.com. for all users
      defined in the passwd table.

	   /usr/lib/nis/nispopulate -C -d xys.hp.com. passwd

      To create and populate a non-standard key-value type NIS+ table,
      "private", from the file /var/nis/files/private: (nispopulate assumes
      that the private.org_dir key-value type table has already been
      created).

	   /usr/bin/nistbladm -D access=og=rmcd,nw=r \
	       -c private key=S,nogw= value=,nogw= private.org.dir
	   /usr/lib/nis/nispopulate -F -p /var/nis/files private

 FILES
      /etc/hosts     local host name database

      /var/yp	     NIS(YP) domain directory

      /var/nis	     NIS+ domain directory

      /tmp

 AUTHOR
      nispopulate was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

 SEE ALSO
      nis+(1), nistbladm(1), nisaddcred(1M), nisaddent(1M), nisclient(1M),



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      nisserver(1M), nissetup(1M), rpc.nisd(1M), ypxfr(1M).





















































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