This file contains information regarding the LDAP server and authentication, the NIS+ base domain, the LDAP default search base, exception processing, and general rpc.nisd configuration, which applies whether or not LDAP mapping is in effect.
This file contains information on mapping of NIS+ data to and from LDAP. The template file (/var/nis/NIS+LDAPmapping.template) covers all standard NIS+ objects, except client_info.org_dir and timezone.org_dir. See client_info and timezone Tables (NIS+ to LDAP) and NIS+LDAPmapping(4).
Configuration is done by assigning values to pre-defined attributes. In addition to the configuration files, the configuration attributes can also be read from LDAP (see Storing Configuration Information in LDAP) or can be specified on the rpc.nisd command line by way of the -x option. If the same attribute is specified in more than one place, the priority order is (from higher to lower) as follows.
rpc.nisd -x option