Solaris Naming Administration Guide

Cannot Create Host- or User-related Contexts


When you run fncreate -t for the user, username, host, or hostname contexts, nothing happens.

Possible Cause:

You have not set the NIS_GROUP environment variable. When you create a user or host context it is owned by the host or user, and not by the administrator who set up the namespace. Therefore, fncreate requires that the NIS_GROUP variable be set to enable the administrators who are part of that group to subsequently manipulate the contexts.


Check the NIS_GROUP environment variable.


The NIS_GROUP environment variable should be set to the group name of the administrators who will administer the contexts.