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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

Configuring NIS+ Tables

Append, Replace, and Merge Options to NIS+ Table Population

Populating NIS+ Tables From Files

Security Considerations When Populating NIS+ Tables From Files

How to Populate NIS+ Tables From Files

Populating NIS+ Tables From NIS Maps

Security Considerations When Populating Tables From NIS Maps

How to Populate Tables From Maps

Transferring Information From NIS+ to NIS

How to Transfer Information From NIS+ to NIS

Limiting Access to the Passwd Column to NIS+ Owners and Administrators

How to Limit Read Access to the Passwd Column

NIS+ Table Population Summaries

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+



Transferring Information From NIS+ to NIS

This task transfers the contents of NIS+ tables into NIS maps on a Solaris 1 NIS master server.

How to Transfer Information From NIS+ to NIS

Transfer information from NIS+ tables to NIS maps on a Solaris 1 master server.

Before You Begin

To perform this task, you must have read access to each table whose contents you transfer.

The maps must already have been built on the NIS server.

  1. Log in to the NIS+ server.

    This example uses the server named dualserver.

  2. Transfer the NIS+ tables to output files.

    Use the nisaddent command with the -d option, once for each table.

    dualserver% /usr/lib/nis/nisaddent -d -t table tabletype > filename

    The -d option transfers the contents of table to filename, converting the contents back to standard /etc file format.

  3. Transfer the contents of the output files in to the NIS maps.

    The NIS+ output files are ASCII files that you can use as input files for the NIS maps. Copy them into the NIS master's /etc directory, then use make as usual.

    dualserver# cd /var/yp
    dualserver# make