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nissetup(8)							   nissetup(8)

       nissetup, ypsetup - Sets up the Network Information Service (NIS) envi‐



       The nissetup (formerly ypsetup) script configures and runs NIS on  your
       system.	You  can  use nissetup to initially set up your NIS configura‐
       tion, 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 infor‐

       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 lock‐
       ing 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

   Default NIS Databases
       In the /var/yp/src directory, the default databases are: Group database
       Host  database  Sendmail	 alias database Network group aliases database
       Network database Password database Protocol database RPC database  Ser‐
       vice database

       Commands:   domainname(1),  ypwhich(1),	svcsetup(8),  sysman(8),  sys‐
       man_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


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