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

NAME
     makedbm -- create a NIS 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 NIS that creates the db(3) database file
     containing the NIS 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
     separating 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 NIS
             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 NIS database.

     -s      Secure map. Include an entry in the database informing ypxfr(8)
             and ypserv(8) that the NIS 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
             suitable to be passed back into makedbm.  dbfile is the pathname
             to the database.

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

AUTHORS
     Mats O Jansson <mojATstacken.se>

NetBSD 6.1.5                   February 26, 2005                  NetBSD 6.1.5