ypupdated, rpc.ypupdated - server for changing NIS information
rpc.ypupdated [ -is ]
ypupdated is a daemon that updates information in the Network Informa-
tion Service (NIS), normally started up by inetd(8C). ypupdated con-
sults the file updaters(5) in the directory /var/yp to determine which
NIS maps should be updated and how to change them.
By default, the daemon requires the most secure method of authentica-
tion available to it, either DES (secure) or UNIX (insecure).
-i Accept RPC calls with the insecure AUTH_UNIX credentials. This
allows programmatic updating of the NIS maps in all networks.
-s Accept only calls authenticated using the secure RPC mechanism
(AUTH_DES authentication). This disables programmatic updating
of the NIS maps unless the network supports these calls.
updaters(5), inetd(8C), keyserv(8C)
The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun Yellow
Pages (YP). The functionality of the two remains the same; only the
name has changed. The name Yellow Pages is a registered trademark in
the United Kingdom of British Telecommunications plc, and may not be
used without permission.
23 February 1988 YPUPDATED(8C)