ADD_SERVICES(8) System Manager's Manual ADD_SERVICES(8)
add_services - provide software installation services for any architec-
add_services is a menu-based program to setup a system as a server
and/or to add additional software categories or other architecture
releases. It is used to provide support to diskless clients, dataless
clients, or just to act as a file server. add_services can only be run
by the super-user.
add_services updates the /etc/exports file (see exports(5) and
exportfs(8)) to export the necessary file systems to become a file
server. After running add_services, the system administrator should
verify this file to make sure that the new services have been exported
to the correct groups.
/etc/hosts hosts database, host must be in this database or in
the Network Information Service (NIS) hosts map
/etc/exports database of exported file systems, service related
directories must be exported
/tftpboot add_services sets up this directory in order to
provide boot service to clients
exports(5), add_client(8), exportfs(8), rm_client(8), suninstall(8)
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.
5 October 1990 ADD_SERVICES(8)