The nisstat command queries a NIS+ server for various statistics about its operations. These statistics may vary between implementations and from release to release. Not all statistics are available from all servers. If you request a statistic from a server that does not support that statistic, it is never a fatal error. The message “unknown statistic” is returned.
By default, statistics are fetched from the server(s) of the NIS+ directory for the default domain. If directory is specified, servers for that directory are queried.
Supported statistics for this release are as follows:
This reports whether the server is a root server.
This reports whether the server is running in NIS compat mode.
This reports whether the server in NIS compat mode will forward host lookup calls to DNS.
This reports the security level of this server.
This lists the directories served by this server.
This statistic returns results in the form: OP=opname:C=calls:E=errors:T=micros Where opname is replaced by the RPC procedure name or operation, calls is the number of calls to this procedure that have been made since the server started running. errors is the number of errors that have occurred while processing a call, and micros is the average time in microseconds to complete the last 16 calls.
This statistic reports the number of calls to the internal directory object cache, the number of hits on that cache, the number of misses, and the hit rate percentage.
This statistic reports the number of calls to the internal NIS+ group object cache, the number of hits on that cache, the number of misses, and the hit rate percentage.
This statistic reports the number of bytes the server has allocated for its static storage buffers.
This statistic reports the amount of heap the server process is currently using.
This statistic reports the time since the service has been running.
Per-server and per-directory access restrictions may apply. See nisopaccess(1). nisstat uses NIS_STATUS.
Normally all servers for the directory are queried. With this option, only the machine named host is queried. If the named machine does not serve the directory, no statistics are returned.
If this variable is set, and the NIS+ directory name is not fully qualified, each directory specified will be searched until the directory is found. See nisdefaults(1).
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
NIS+ might not be supported in future releases of the SolarisTM Operating Environment. Tools to aid the migration from NIS+ to LDAP are available in the Solaris 9 operating environment. For more information, visit http://www.sun.com/directory/nisplus/transition.html.