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



NAME
       rfadmin - RFS domain administration

SYNOPSIS
       rfadmin
       rfadmin -p
       rfadmin -a hostname
       rfadmin -r hostname

AVAILABILITY
       This  program  is  available with the RFS software installation option.
       Refer to for information on how to install optional software.

DESCRIPTION
       rfadmin is used to add and remove hosts and their associated  authenti-
       cation  information  from a domain/passwd file on a Remote File Sharing
       (RFS) primary domain name server.  It is also used to  transfer  domain
       name server responsibilities from one machine to another.  Used with no
       options, rfadmin returns the hostname of the current domain name server
       for       the       local      domain.       For      each      domain,
       /usr/nserve/auth.info/domain/passwd is  created  on  the  primary,  and
       should  be  copied  to  all  secondaries, and all hosts that want to do
       password verification of hosts in the domain.

       rfadmin can only be used to modify domain files on the  primary  domain
       name server (-a and -r options).  If domain name server reponsibilities
       are temporarily passed to a secondary domain name server, that computer
       can use the -p option to pass domain name server responsibility back to
       the primary.  Any host can use rfadmin with no options to print  infor-
       mation  about  the  domain.  The user must have root permissions to use
       the command.

       Using rfadmin with the -a option, will result in an error  if  hostname
       is not unique in the domain.

       Using  rfadmin  with  the -r option, will send an error to the standard
       error if one of the following is true:

              o  hostname does not exist in the domain.

              o  hostname is defined as a domain name server.

              o  There are resources advertised by hostname.

       When used with the -p option, rfadmin sends an error message  to  stan-
       dard error, if there are no backup name servers defined for domain.

OPTIONS
       -p     Pass  the  domain name server responsibilities back to a primary
              or to a secondary name server.

       -a hostname
              Add a host to a domain  that  is  served  by  this  domain  name
              server.   hostname  must be of the form domain.nodename.  Create
              an entry for hostname in the domain/passwd file, which  has  the
              same  format as /etc/passwd, and prompt for an initial authenti-
              cation password; the password prompting  process  conforms  with
              that of passwd(1).

       -r hostname
              Remove   a  host  from  its  domain  by  removing  it  from  the
              domain/passwd file.

FILES
       /usr/nserve/auth.info/domain/passwd

SEE ALSO
       passwd(1), mount(8), rfstart(8), rfstop(8)



                                 30 June 1988                       RFADMIN(8)