nissetup, ypsetup - Sets up the Network Information Service (NIS) environ-
The nissetup (formerly ypsetup) script configures and runs NIS on your sys-
tem. You can use nissetup to initially set up your NIS configuration, to
change your current NIS configuration, or to remove your NIS configuration.
NIS provides a distributed data lookup service for sharing data among
Before running nissetup, make sure that your system is connected to a local
area network and that the network is configured and running. You must know
the name of your NIS domain and your system's role in the domain (master
server, slave server, or client).
You invoke nissetup from the SysMan Menu. See sysman(8) for more
When using the nissetup script to set up a NIS server that is running
with enhanced security, you must answer yes to the question about
locking the domain name and authorized servers (the ypbind -S option).
If you are setting up a master server, the server is bound to itself
(done by default). If you are setting up a slave server, the server is
bound to itself done by default) and optionally to the master server
and any other slave servers.
If your system will be the master server for your NIS domain, be sure no
other master exists for your domain and that the NIS database files are in
the /var/yp/src directory.
Remove the root entry, if it exists, from the passwd database file.
If your system be will be a slave server or client, be sure a master server
is already set up for your NIS domain.
Specifies the command pathname
NIS parameters pertinent to a specific system
Default NIS Databases
In the /var/yp/src directory, the default databases are:
Sendmail alias database
Network group aliases database
rpc RPC database
Commands: domainname(1), ypwhich(1), svcsetup(8), sysman(8),
sysman_station(8), ypbind(8), yppasswdd(8), ypserv(8), ypxfr(8)
Networking: nis_intro(7), nis_manual_setup(7)
Network Administration: Services