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 ypupdated(1M)						       ypupdated(1M)




 NAME
      ypupdated, rpc.ypupdated - server for changing NIS information

 SYNOPSIS
      /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/rpc.ypupdated [-is]

    Remarks
      The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Yellow
      Pages (yp).  Although the name has changed, the functionality of the
      service remains the same.

 DESCRIPTION
      ypupdated is a daemon that updates information in the Network
      Information Service (NIS) databases.  It is activated at system
      startup when the NIS_MASTER_SERVER variable is set to 1 in
      /etc/rc.config.d/namesvrs file on the NIS master server.	ypupdated
      consults the file updaters in the directory /var/yp to determine which
      NIS maps should be updated and how to change them.

      By default, the daemon requires the most secure method of
      authentication available to it, either DES (secure) or UNIX (without
      augmented security).

    Options
      ypupdated supports the following options:

	   -i	Accept RPC calls with the insecure AUTH_UNIX credentials.
		This allows programmatic updating of the NIS maps in all
		networks.

	   -s	Accept only calls authenticated using the secure RPC
		mechanism (AUTH_DES authentication).  This disables
		programmatic updating of the NIS maps unless the network
		supports these calls.

 AUTHOR
      ypupdated was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

 FILES
      /var/yp/updaters

 SEE ALSO
      keyserv(1M), updaters(1M).











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