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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

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+

FNS No Longer Supported in NIS+

Service Management Facility (SMF) and NIS+

ipnodes File Removed



Solaris 10 and NIS+

No new NIS+ features are in this release.

FNS No Longer Supported in NIS+

FNS is no longer supported by the Solaris OS. Information pertaining to FNS has been removed from the Solaris System Administration documentation set.

Service Management Facility (SMF) and NIS+

NIS+ is now managed by the Service Management Facility (SMF). When you start, stop, or restart an NIS+ service, use the svcadm command. The NIS+ processes managed by SMF include rpc.nisd and keyserv. nis_cachemgr starts and stops in association with the rpc.nisd service. These services should no longer be started and stopped individually.

Use of SMF also impacts the implementation of optional behaviors with NIS+. See NIS+ and the Service Management Facility for more information about using SMF with NIS+.

ipnodes File Removed

Starting in the Solaris 10 7/07 release, the /etc/inet/ipnodes file is no longer used for IPv6 addresses. Therefore, the NIS+ table, ipnodes.org_dir, is not needed. Use the hosts file and the corresponding hosts.org_dir table for IPv6 addresses.