The error messages in this appendix are sorted alphabetically according to the following rules:
Capitalization is ignored. Thus, messages that begin with "A" and "a" are alphabetized together.
Nonalphabetic symbols are ignored. Thus, a message that begins with _svcauth_des is listed with the other messages that begin with the letter "S."
Error messages beginning with (or containing) the word NIS+ are alphabetized after messages beginning with (or containing) the word NIS.
Some error messages might be preceded by a date or the name of the host, application, program, or routine that generated the error message, followed by a colon. In these cases, the initial name of the command is used to alphabetize the message/
Many messages contain variables such as user IDs, process numbers, domain names, host names, and so forth. In this appendix, these variables are indicated by an italic typeface. Because variables could be anything, they are not included in the sorting of the messages listed in this appendix. For example, the actual message sales: is not a table (where sales is a variable) would be listed in this appendix as: name: is not a table and would be alphabetized as: is not a table among those messages beginning with the letter "I".
Error messages that begin with asterisks, such as **ERROR: domainname does not exist, are generated by the NIS+ installation and setup scripts. They are alphabetized according to their first letter, ignoring the asterisks.