Solaris 10 5/09 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations

NIS Syntax for name_service Keyword

Use the following syntax to configure the system to use the NIS naming service.

name_service=NIS {domain_name=domain-name 

Specifies the domain name


Specifies the host name of the name server


Specifies the IP address of the name server

Example 2–4 Specifying a NIS Server With the name_service Keyword

The following example specifies a NIS server with the domain name The server's host name is timber, and the server IP address is

name_service=NIS { 

For more information about the NIS name service, see System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP).