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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

Introduction to NIS+ Root Domain Configuration

Standard Configuration and NIS-Compatible NIS+ Configuration Procedures

Establishing the NIS+ Root Domain

Summary of NIS+ Configuration Steps

NIS+ Security Considerations

Prerequisites to Establishing an NIS+ Root Domain

How to Configure an NIS+ Root Domain

NIS+ Root Domain Configuration Summary

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

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+



Standard Configuration and NIS-Compatible NIS+ Configuration Procedures

The steps in this chapter apply to both a standard NIS+ root domain and an NIS-compatible root domain. There are, however, some important differences. The NIS+ daemon for an NIS-compatible domain must be started with the -Y option, which allows the root master server to answer requests from NIS clients. See NIS+ and the Service Management Facility for more information.

An NIS-compatible domain also requires read rights to the passwd table for the nobody class, which allows NIS clients to access the information stored in the table's passwd column. This is accomplished with the -Y option to the nissetup command, in Step 14. The standard NIS+ domain version uses the same command but without the -Y option.

Note - The NIS+ service is managed by the Service Management Facility (SMF). 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 18, Managing Services (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration. Also refer to the svcadm(1M) and svcs(1) man pages for more details.