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Part I About Naming and Directory Services

1.  Naming and Directory Services (Overview)

2.  Name Service Switch (Overview)

3.  Managing DNS (Tasks)

4.  Setting Up Oracle Solaris Active Directory Clients (Tasks)

Part II NIS Setup and Administration

5.  Network Information Service (Overview)

6.  Setting Up and Configuring NIS (Tasks)

7.  Administering NIS (Tasks)

8.  NIS Troubleshooting

NIS Binding Problems

Symptoms of NIS Binding Problems

NIS Problems Affecting One Client

ypbind Not Running on Client

Missing or Incorrect Domain Name

Client Not Bound to Server

No Server Available

ypwhich Displays Are Inconsistent

When Server Binding is Not Possible

ypbind Crashes

NIS Problems Affecting Many Clients

rpc.yppasswdd Considers a Non-Restricted Shell That Begins With r to Be Restricted

Network or Servers Are Unreachable

Server Malfunction

NIS Daemons Not Running

Servers Have Different Versions of an NIS Map

ypserv Crashes

Part III LDAP Naming Services

9.  Introduction to LDAP Naming Services (Overview)

10.  Planning Requirements for LDAP Naming Services (Tasks)

11.  Setting Up Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition With LDAP Clients (Tasks)

12.  Setting Up LDAP Clients (Tasks)

13.  LDAP Troubleshooting (Reference)

14.  LDAP Naming Service (Reference)

15.  Transitioning From NIS to LDAP (Tasks)



Chapter 8

NIS Troubleshooting

This chapter explains how to resolve problems encountered on networks running NIS. It covers problems that are encountered on both NIS clients and NIS servers.

Before trying to debug an NIS server or client, review Chapter 5, Network Information Service (Overview) which explains the NIS environment. Then, look for the subheading in this section that best describes your problem.

Note - The NIS service is managed by the Service Management Facility. Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or restarting, can be performed by using the svcadm command. See NIS and the Service Management Facility for more information about using SMF with NIS. For an overview of SMF, refer to Chapter 6, Managing Services (Overview), in Oracle Solaris Administration: Common Tasks. Also refer to the svcadm(1M) and svcs(1) man pages for more details.

NIS services can also be started and stopped by using the ypstart and ypstop commands. See the ypstart(1M) and ypstop(1M) man pages for more information.