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System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (NIS+)
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Part I About Naming and Directory Services

1.  Name Service Switch

Part II NIS+ Setup and Configuration

2.  NIS+: An Introduction

3.  NIS+ Setup Scripts

4.  Configuring NIS+ With Scripts

5.  Setting Up the NIS+ Root Domain

6.  Configuring NIS+ Clients

7.  Configuring NIS+ Servers

8.  Configuring an NIS+ Non-Root Domain

9.  Setting Up NIS+ Tables

Part III NIS+ Administration

10.  NIS+ Tables and Information

11.  NIS+ Security Overview

12.  Administering NIS+ Credentials

13.  Administering NIS+ Keys

14.  Administering Enhanced NIS+ Security Credentials

15.  Administering NIS+ Access Rights

16.  Administering NIS+ Passwords

17.  Administering NIS+ Groups

18.  Administering NIS+ Directories

NIS+ Directories

Using the niscat Command With NIS+ Directories

Listing the Object Properties of an NIS+ Directory

Using the nisls Command With Directories

Listing the Contents of an NIS+ Directory - Terse

Listing the Contents of an NIS+ Directory - Verbose

nismkdir Command

Creating an NIS+ Directory

Adding an NIS+ Replica to an Existing Directory

nisrmdir Command

Removing an NIS+ Directory

Disassociating a Replica From an NIS+ Directory

nisrm Command

Removing NIS+ Nondirectory Objects

rpc.nisd Daemon

Starting the rpc.nisd Daemon

Stopping the rpc.nisd Daemon

Changing rpc.nisd Syntax Options

nisinit Command

Three Methods to Initialize an NIS+ Client

Initializing the NIS+ Root Master Server

nis_cachemgr Daemon

Starting and Stopping the NIS+ Cache Manager

nisshowcache Command

Displaying the Contents of the NIS+ Cache

Pinging and Checkpointing in NIS+

nisping Command

Displaying When NIS+ Replicas Were Last Updated

Forcing a Ping in NIS+

Checkpointing an NIS+ Directory

nislog Command

Displaying the Contents of the NIS+ Transaction Log

nischttl Command

Changing the Time-to-Live of an NIS+ Object

Changing the Time-to-Live of an NIS+ Table Entry

19.  Administering NIS+ Tables

20.  NIS+ Server Use Customization

21.  NIS+ Backup and Restore

22.  Removing NIS+

23.  Information in NIS+ Tables

24.  NIS+ Troubleshooting

A.  NIS+ Error Messages

About NIS+ Error Messages

Common NIS+ Namespace Error Messages

B.  Updates to NIS+ During the Solaris 10 Release

Solaris 10 and NIS+



nisrm Command

The nisrm command is similar to the standard rm system command. It removes any NIS+ object from the namespace, except directories and nonempty tables. To use the nisrm command, you must have destroy rights to the object. However, if you don't, you can use the -f option, which tries to force the operation in spite of permissions.

You can remove group objects with the nisgrpadm -d command (see Deleting an NIS+ Group), and you can empty tables with nistbladm -r or nistbladm -R (see Deleting an NIS+ Table).

To remove a nondirectory object, use:

nisrm [-if] object-name

Table 18-2 nisrm Syntax Options

Inquire. Asks for confirmation prior to removing an object. If the object-name you provide is not fully qualified, this option is used automatically.
Force. Attempts to force a removal even if you don't have the proper permissions. It attempts to change the permission by using the nischmod command, and then tries to remove the object again.

Removing NIS+ Nondirectory Objects

To remove nondirectory objects, use the nisrm command and provide the object names:

nisrm object-name...

This example removes a group and a table from the namespace:

rootmaster% nisrm -i
Remove y
Remove y