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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

Configuring NIS Task Map

Before You Begin Configuring NIS

NIS and the Service Management Facility

Planning Your NIS Domain

Identify Your NIS Servers and Clients

Preparing the Master Server

Source Files Directory

Passwd Files and Namespace Security

Preparing Source Files for Conversion to NIS Maps

How to Prepare Source Files for Conversion

Preparing the Makefile

Setting Up the Master Server With ypinit

How to Set Up the Master Server Using ypinit

Master Supporting Multiple NIS Domains

Starting and Stopping NIS Service on the Master Server

Starting NIS Service Automatically

Starting and Stopping NIS From the Command Line

Setting Up NIS Slave Servers

Preparing a Slave Server

Setting Up a Slave Server

How to Set Up a Slave Server

How to Start NIS on a Slave Server

Setting Up NIS Clients

6.  Administering NIS (Tasks)

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



Setting Up NIS Clients

The two methods for configuring a client machine to use NIS as its naming service are explained below.

Note - The Oracle Solaris operating system does not support a configuration in which a NIS client and a Native LDAP client co-exist on the same client machine.

Note - For reasons of security and administrative control it is preferable to specify the servers a client is to bind to in the client's ypservers file rather than have the client search for servers through broadcasting. Broadcasting slows down the network, slows the client, and prevents you from balancing server load by listing different servers for different clients.