System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)

ProcedureHow to Configure Machine Name and Address Lookup Through NIS and DNS

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Chapter 9, Using Role-Based Access Control (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. The two map files, hosts.byname and hosts.byaddr must include the YP_INTERDOMAIN key. To test this key, edit the Makefile and modify the following lines.




    makedbm will now start with the -b flag when it makes the maps, and the YP_INTERDOMAIN key will be inserted into the ndbm files.

  3. Run the make command to rebuild maps.

    # /usr/ccs/bin/make hosts
  4. Check that all the NIS server's /etc/resolv.conf files point to valid nameservers.

    Note –

    If you have NIS servers that are not running Solaris, Release 2, make sure YP_INTERDOMAIN exists in the hosts maps.

  5. To enable DNS forwarding, restart each server.

    # svcadm restart network/nis/server:<instance>

    In this implementation of NIS, ypserv automatically starts with the -d option to forward requests to DNS.