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rfadmin - RFS domain administration
rfadmin -a hostname
rfadmin -r hostname
This program is available with the RFS software installation option.
Refer to for information on how to install optional software.
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
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.
-p Pass the domain name server responsibilities back to a primary
or to a secondary name server.
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).
Remove a host from its domain by removing it from the
passwd(1), mount(8), rfstart(8), rfstop(8)
30 June 1988 RFADMIN(8)