Solaris Naming Administration Guide

Nothing in Initial Context


When you run fnlist to see what is in the initial context, you see nothing.

Possible Cause:

This is caused by an NIS+ configuration problem. The organization associated with the user and machine running the fn* commands do not have an associated ctx_dir directory.


Use the nisls command to see whether there is a ctx_dir directory.


If there is no ctx_dir directory, run fncreate -t org/nis+_domain_name/ to create the ctx_dir directory.