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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

19.  Administering NIS+ Tables

20.  NIS+ Server Use Customization

21.  NIS+ Backup and Restore

22.  Removing NIS+

23.  Information in NIS+ Tables

NIS+ Tables

NIS+ Tables and Other Name Services

NIS+ Table Input File Format

auto_home NIS+ Table

auto_master NIS+ Table

bootparams NIS+ Table

client_info NIS+ Table

cred NIS+ Table

ethers NIS+ Table

group NIS+ Table

hosts NIS+ Table

mail_aliases NIS+ Table

netgroup NIS+ Table

netmasks NIS+ Table

networks NIS+ Table

passwd NIS+ Table

protocols NIS+ Table

rpc NIS+ Table

services NIS+ Table

timezone NIS+ Table

Additional Default 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+



auto_home NIS+ Table

The auto_home table is an indirect automounter map that enables an NIS+ client to mount the home directory of any user in the domain. It does this by specifying a mount point for each user's home directory, the location of each home directory, and mount options, if any. Because it is an indirect map, the first part of the mount point is specified in the auto_master table, which is, by default, /home. The second part of the mount point (that is, the subdirectory under /home) is specified by the entries in the auto_home map, and is different for each user.

The auto_home table has two columns.

Table 23-1 auto_home Table

Mount point
The login name of every user in the domain

Options & location
The mount options for every user, if any, and the location of the user's home directory

For example:

costas barcelona:/export/partition2/costas

The home directory of the user costas, which is located on the server barcelona, in the directory /export/partition2/costas, would be mounted under a client's /home/costas directory. No mount options were provided in the entry.