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System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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Part I About Naming and Directory Services

1.  Naming and Directory Services (Overview)

2.  The Name Service Switch (Overview)

Part II DNS Setup and Administration

3.  DNS Setup and Administration (Reference)

Part III NIS Setup and Administration

4.  Network Information Service (NIS) (Overview)

5.  Setting Up and Configuring NIS Service

6.  Administering NIS (Tasks)

Password Files and Namespace Security

Administering NIS Users

How to Add a New NIS User to an NIS Domain

Setting User Passwords

NIS Netgroups

Working With NIS Maps

Obtaining Map Information

Changing a Map's Master Server

How to Change a Map's Master Server

Modifying Configuration Files

How to Modify Configuration Files

Modifying and Using the Makefile

Working With the Makefile

Changing Makefile Macros/Variables

Modifying Makefile Entries

How to Modify the Makefile to Use Specific Databases

How to Modify the Makefile to Delete Databases

Updating and Modifying Existing Maps

How to Update Maps Supplied With the Default Set

Maintaining Updated Maps

Propagating an NIS Map

Using cron for Map Transfers

Using Shell Scripts With cron and ypxfr

Directly Invoking ypxfr

Logging ypxfr Activity

Modifying Default Maps

Using makedbm to Modify a Non-Default Map

Creating New Maps from Text Files

Adding Entries to a File-Based Map

Creating Maps From Standard Input

Modifying Maps Made From Standard Input

Adding a Slave Server

How to Add a Slave Server

Using NIS With C2 Security

Binding to a Specific NIS Server

Changing a Machine's NIS Domain

How to Change a Machine's NIS Domain Name

Using NIS in Conjunction With DNS

How to Configure Machine Name and Address Lookup Through NIS and DNS

Dealing with Mixed NIS Domains

Turning Off NIS Services

7.  NIS Troubleshooting

Part IV LDAP Naming Services Setup and Administration

8.  Introduction to LDAP Naming Services (Overview/Reference)

9.  LDAP Basic Components and Concepts (Overview)

10.  Planning Requirements for LDAP Naming Services (Tasks)

11.  Setting Up Sun Java System Directory Server With LDAP Clients (Tasks)

12.  Setting Up LDAP Clients (Tasks)

13.  LDAP Troubleshooting (Reference)

14.  LDAP General Reference (Reference)

15.  Transitioning From NIS to LDAP (Overview/Tasks)

Part V Active Directory Naming Service

16.  Setting Up Oracle Solaris Active Directory Clients



Adding a Slave Server

After NIS is running, you might need to create an NIS slave server that you did not include in the initial list given to ypinit.

To add an NIS slave server:

How to Add a Slave Server

  1. Become an administrator on the NIS master server.

    For more information, see How to Obtain Administrative Rights in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Change to the NIS domain directory.
    # cd /var/yp/domainname
  3. Disassemble the ypservers file.
    # makedbm -u ypservers >/tmp/temp_file

    The makedbm command converts ypservers from ndbm format to a temporary ASCII file /tmp/temp_file.

  4. Edit the /tmp/temp_file file using a text editor. Add the name of the new slave server to the list of servers. Then save and close the file.
  5. Run the makedbm command with temp_file as the input file and ypservers as the output file.
    # makedbm /tmp/temp_file ypservers

    makedbm then converts ypservers back into ndbm format.

  6. Verify that the ypservers map is correct (since there is no ASCII file for ypservers) by typing the following on the slave.
    slave3# makedbm -u ypservers

    The makedbm command displays each entry in ypservers on your screen.

    Note - If a machine name is not in ypservers, it will not receive updates to the map files because yppush consults this map for the list of slave servers.

  7. Become an administrator on the new NIS slave server.

    For more information , see How to Obtain Administrative Rights in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  8. Set up the new slave server's NIS domain directory.

    Copy the NIS map set from the master server, then start the NIS client. When running the ypinit command, follow the prompts and list the NIS servers in order of preference.

    slave3# cd /var/yp
    slave3# ypinit -c
    slave3# svcadm enable network/nis/client
  9. Initialize this machine as a slave.
    slave3# /usr/sbin/ypinit -s ypmaster

    where ypmaster is the machine name of the existing NIS master server.

  10. Stop the machine running as an NIS client.
    # svcadm disable network/nis/client
  11. Start NIS slave service.
    # svcadm enable network/nis/server