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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

Introduction to NIS+ Client Configuration

Configuring the NIS+ Client

Security Considerations When Configuring the NIS+ Client

How to Configure an NIS+ Client

Setting Up DNS Forwarding in NIS+

How to Set Up DNS Forwarding in NIS+

Changing an NIS+ Machine's Domain Name

How to Change an NIS+ Client's Domain Name

Initializing an NIS+ Client

Broadcast Initialization in NIS+

Initializing an NIS+ Client by Using the Broadcast Method

How to Initialize an NIS+ Client by Broadcasting

Initializing an NIS+ Client by Using the Host Name Method

How to Initialize an NIS+ Client by Host Name

Initializing an NIS+ Client by Using the Cold-Start Method

How to Initialize an NIS+ Client With a Cold-Start File

NIS+ Client Configuration Summary

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+



Introduction to NIS+ Client Configuration

This chapter describes how to configure clients in both standard NIS+ domains and NIS-compatible domains. The procedure describes each step in detail and provides related information. For those who do not need detailed instructions, a summary listing of the necessary commands is provided in Table 6-1.

Note - It is much easier to perform this task with the NIS+ installation scripts, as described in Part 1, than with the NIS+ command set as described here. The methods described in this chapter should only be used by those administrators who are very familiar with NIS+ and who require some non-standard features or configurations not provided by the installation scripts. If you have them available, the Solaris Management Console tools also provide easier methods of adding and setting up NIS+ client machines.

At Step 11 in the client configuration instructions you must choose which of three methods to use: broadcast, host name, or cold-start file. Because each method is implemented differently, each has its own task description. After initializing a client by one of these methods, you can continue setting up the client by returning to Step 12.

The last task in the chapter describes how to change a machine's domain.