Solaris Naming Administration Guide

Turning Off NIS Services

If ypserv on the master is disabled, you can no longer update any of the NIS maps. If you choose to turn off NIS on a network currently running it, you can disable NIS after the next reboot by simply renaming the ypbind file to ypbind.orig, as follows:

% mv /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypbind /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypbind.orig

To disable NIS after the next reboot on a particular NIS slave or master, type the following on the server in question:

% mv /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypserv /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypserv.orig

To stop NIS immediately, type:

% /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypstop

The NIS service is automatically restarted after the next reboot unless the ypbind and ypserv files are renamed as described above.