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MAKEDBM(8)                BSD System Manager's Manual               MAKEDBM(8)

NAME
     makedbm -- create a YP database

SYNOPSIS
     makedbm -u dbfile
     makedbm [-bls] [-d yp_domain_name] [-i yp_input_file] [-m yp_master_name]
             [-o yp_output_file] infile outfile

DESCRIPTION
     makedbm is the utility in YP that creates the db(3) database file con-
     taining the YP map.

     infile is the pathname of the source file (where ``-'' is standard
     input).  Each line consists of the key and the value, with a space sepa-
     rating the items.  Blank lines are ignored, and a ``#'' is a comment
     character and indicates that the rest of the line should be ignored.

     outfile is the pathname of the generated database.

     The options are as follows:

     -b      Interdomain. Include an entry in the database informing a YP
             server to use DNS to get information about unknown hosts. This
             option will only have effect on the maps hosts.byname and
             hosts.byaddr.

     -l      Lowercase. Convert all keys to lower case before adding them to
             the YP database.

     -s      Secure map. Include an entry in the database informing ypxfr(8)
             and ypserv(8) that the YP map is going to be handled as secure
             (i.e., not served to clients that don't connect from a reserved
             port).

     -d yp_domain_name
             Include an entry in the map with 'YP_DOMAIN_NAME' as the key and
             yp_domain_name as the value.

     -i yp_input_file
             Include an entry in the map with 'YP_INPUT_FILE' as the key and
             yp_input_file as the value.

     -m yp_master_name
             Include an entry in the map with 'YP_MASTER_NAME' as the key and
             yp_master_name as the value.

     -o yp_output_file
             Include an entry in the map with 'YP_OUTPUT_FILE' as the key and
             yp_output_file as the value.

     -u dbfile
             Dump the contents of dbfile to standard output, in a format suit-
             able to be passed back into makedbm.  dbfile is the pathname to
             the database.

SEE ALSO
     db(3), yp(8), ypserv(8), ypxfr(8)

AUTHORS
     Mats O Jansson <mojATstacken.se>

BSD                              July 19, 1994                             BSD