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

rpc.nisd Configuration Files

Two configuration files control rpc.nisd operation.

Configuration is done by assigning values to pre-defined attributes. In addition to the configuration files, the configuration attributes can also be read from LDAP (see Storing Configuration Information in LDAP) or can be specified on the rpc.nisd command line by way of the -x option. If the same attribute is specified in more than one place, the priority order is (from higher to lower) as follows.

  1. rpc.nisd -x option

  2. Configuration file

  3. LDAP