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Working With Naming and Directory Services in Oracle Solaris 11.1     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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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)

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

How to Prepare Source Files for Conversion

Preparing /var/yp/Makefile

How to Install the NIS Master Server Package

How to Set Up the Master Server

How to Support Multiple NIS Domains on One Master Server

Starting and Stopping NIS Services on an NIS Server

Starting the NIS Service Automatically

How to Enable the NIS Server Services Manually

How to Disable the NIS Server Services

How to Refresh the NIS Server Service

Setting Up NIS Slave Servers

Preparing a Slave Server

How to Set Up a Slave Server

How to Start NIS on a Slave Server

How to Add a New Slave Server

Administering NIS Clients

How to Configure an NIS Client in Broadcast Mode

How to Configure an NIS Client Using Specific NIS Servers

Disabling the NIS Client Services

7.  Administering NIS (Tasks)

8.  NIS Troubleshooting

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 6

Setting Up and Configuring NIS (Tasks)

This chapter describes the initial set up and configuration of the Network Information Service (NIS).

Note - In some contexts, machine names are referred to as host names or machine names. This discussion uses “machine,” but some screen messages or NIS map names might use host or machine.

This chapter covers the following topics: