System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)

ProcedureHow to Convert All LDAP Data to NIS+ in One Operation

  1. Use the rpc.nisd to download all LDAP data to NIS+, overwriting existing NIS+ data.

    Assuming all NIS+/LDAP data mappings have been established in the default location (/var/nis/NIS+LDAPmapping), use the following command.

    # /usr/sbin/rpc.nisd -D \
    -x nisplusLDAPinitialUpdateAction=from_ldap \
    -x nisplusLDAPinitialUpdateOnly=yes

    The above would make the rpc.nisd daemon download data from LDAP, and then exit. The LDAP data would be unaffected by this operation.

    See the nisplusLDAPinitialUpdateAction attribute on rpc.nisd(4).