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securenets(4)                    File Formats                    securenets(4)



NAME
       securenets - configuration file for NIS security

SYNOPSIS
       /var/yp/securenets

DESCRIPTION
       The   /var/yp/securenets  file  defines the networks or hosts which are
       allowed access  to  information  by  the  Network  Information  Service
       ("NIS").

       The format of the file is as follows:

         o  Lines beginning with the ``#'' character are treated as comments.

         o  Otherwise, each line contains two fields separated by white space.
            The first field is a netmask, the second a network.

         o  The  netmask  field  may   be   either   255.255.255.255   (IPv4),
            ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff  (IPv6)  ,  or  the string
            ``host'' indicating that the second field is a specific host to be
            allowed access.


       Both  ypserv(1M)  and  ypxfrd(1M) use the /var/yp/securenets file.  The
       file is read when the  ypserv(1M)  and  ypxfrd(1M)  daemons  begin.  If
       /var/yp/securenets  is  present, ypserv(1M) and ypxfrd(1M) respond only
       to IP addresses in the range given.  In  order  for  a  change  in  the
       /var/yp/securenets  file  to take effect, you must kill and restart any
       active daemons using ypstop(1M) and ypstart(1M).

       An important thing to note for all  the  examples  below  is  that  the
       server  must be allowed to access itself. You accomplish this either by
       the server being part of a subnet that is allowed to access the server,
       or by adding an individual entry, as the following:

       hosts 127.0.0.1

EXAMPLES
       Example 1: Access for Individual Entries

       If individual machines are to be give access, the entry could be:

       255.255.255.255     192.9.1.20
       or

       host 192.0.1.20

       Example 2: Access for a Class C Network

       If  access is to be given to an entire class C network, the entry could
       be:

       255.255.255.0  192.9.1.0

       Example 3: Access for a Class B Network

       The entry for access to a class B network could be:

       255.255.0.0    9.9.0.0

       Example 4: Access for an Invidual IPv6 Address

       Similarly, to allow access for an individual IPv6 address:

       ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff  fec0::111:abba:ace0:fba5e:1
       or

       host  fec0::111:abba:ace0:fba5e:1

       Example 5: Access for all IPv6 Addresses Starting with fe80

       To allow access for all IPv6 addresses starting with fe80:

       ffff::  fe80::

FILES
       /var/yp/securenets      Configuration file for
                                NIS security.



SEE ALSO
       ypserv(1M), ypstart(1M), ypstop(1M), ypxfrd(1M)

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. The name Yellow Pages is a  registered  trademark  in
       the  United  Kingdom  of British Telecommunications plc, and may not be
       used without permission.



SunOS 5.10                        26 Apr 1999                    securenets(4)