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 updaters(1M)							updaters(1M)

      updaters - configuration file for NIS updating


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

      updaters is a makefile used for updating the Network Information
      Service (NIS) databases.	Databases can be updated only if the network
      is secure, that is, only if there is a NIS publickey database (
      publickey.byname).  The default updaters script will update only the
      publickey.byname map.

      An entry in the file is a make target for a particular NIS database.
      For example, if you wanted to add passwd.byname to this script, you
      would create a make target named passwd.byname with the command to
      update that database.  See udpublickey(1M).

      The information necessary to make the update is passed to the update
      command through standard input.  The information passed is described
      below.  All items are followed by a NEW LINE except for Actual bytes
      of key and Actual bytes of data.

	   Network name of client wishing to make the update (a string)

	   Kind of update (an integer)

	   Number of bytes in key (an integer)

	   Actual bytes of key

	   Number of bytes in data (an integer)

	   Actual bytes of data

      After receiving this information through standard input, the command
      to update the particular database should decide whether the user is
      allowed to make the requested change.

      If not, the command should exit with the status YPERR_ACCESS.

      If the user is allowed to make the change, the command should make the
      change and exit with a status of zero.

      If there are any errors that may prevent the updater from making the
      change, it should exit with the status that matches a valid NIS error

 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 1 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000

 updaters(1M)							updaters(1M)

      code described in <&lt&lt&lt;rpcsvc/ypclnt.h>&gt&gt&gt;.

      updaters was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

      make(1), newkey(1M), rpc.ypupdated(1M), udpublickey(1M), publickey(4).

 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 2 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000