NIS intelligently parses the setup files. Although this makes NIS administration easier, it does make the behavior of NIS more sensitive to changes in the setup and configuration files.
Use the procedures in this section when modifying any of the following:
Add or delete /etc/resolv.conf to allow or deny DNS forwarding
To modify any of the listed files:
Stop the NIS server by typing;
# /etc/init.d/yp stop
Make the necessary changes to your files.
Restart the NIS server by typing:
# /etc/init.d/yp start
You do not have to stop and start NIS when changing NIS maps or the map source files.
Keep in mind the following points:
Deleting a map or source file from a NIS master server does not automatically result in corresponding deletions from slave servers. You must delete maps and source files from slave servers by hand.
New maps do not automatically get pushed to existing slave servers. You must run ypxfr from the slaves.