nissetup - initialize a NIS+ domain
/usr/lib/nis/nissetup [ -Y ] [ domain ]
nissetup is a shell script that sets up a NIS+ domain to serve clients
that wish to store system administration information in a domain named
domain. This domain should already exist prior to executing this
command (see nismkdir(1) and nisinit(1M)).
A NIS+ domain consists of a NIS+ directory and its subdirectories:
org_dir and groups_dir. org_dir stores system administration
information and groups_dir stores information for group access
nissetup creates the subdirectories org_dir and groups_dir in domain.
Both subdirectories will be replicated on the same servers as the
parent domain. After the subdirectories are created, nissetup creates
the default tables that NIS+ serves. These are auto_master, auto_home,
bootparams, cred, ethers, group, hosts, mail_aliases, netmasks,
networks, passwd, protocols, rpc, services, and timezone. The
nissetup script uses the nistbladm(1) command to create these tables.
The script can be easily customized to add site specific tables that
should be created at setup time.
This command is normally executed just once per domain.
-Y Specify that the domain will be served as both a NIS+ domain as
well as an NIS domain using the backward compatibility flag. This
will set up the domain to be less secure by making all the system
tables readable by unauthenticated clients as well.
nissetup was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
nis+(1), nismkdir(1), nistbladm(1), nisaddent(1M), nisinit(1M),
While this command creates the default tables, it does not initialize
them with data. This is accomplished with the nisaddent(1M) command.
It is easier to use the nisserver(1M) script to create subdirectories
and the default tables.
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000