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nissetup(8)							  nissetup(8)



NAME

  nissetup, ypsetup - Sets up the Network Information Service (NIS) environ-
  ment

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/sbin/nissetup

  /usr/sbin/ypsetup

DESCRIPTION

  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
  networked systems.

  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).

				 Security Note

       You invoke nissetup from	the SysMan Menu. See sysman(8) for more
       information.

       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.

				     Note

       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.







FILES

  /usr/sbin/nissetup
      Specifies	the command pathname

  /etc/rc.config.common
      NIS parameters pertinent to a specific system

  Default NIS Databases


  In the /var/yp/src directory,	the default databases are:

  group
      Group database

  hosts
      Host database

  mail.aliases
      Sendmail alias database

  netgroup
      Network group aliases database

  networks
      Network database

  passwd
      Password database

  protocols
      Protocol database

  rpc RPC database

  services
      Service database

SEE ALSO

  Commands: domainname(1), ypwhich(1), svcsetup(8), sysman(8),
  sysman_station(8), ypbind(8),	yppasswdd(8), ypserv(8), ypxfr(8)

  Files: svc.conf(4)

  Networking: nis_intro(7), nis_manual_setup(7)

  Network Administration: Services