System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (NIS+)

ProcedureHow to Stop a Machine From Using Any Server Preferences in NIS+

  1. Remove the machine's /var/nis/client_info file.

    # rm /var/nis/client_info

    If the machine's domain does not have a global client_info table, this step is all you have to do. If the domain does have a client_info table, continue on to the next step.

  2. Create an empty /var/nis/client_info file.

    # touch /var/nis/client_info

    When a machine has its own /var/nis/client_info file, it does not use global preferences from any client_info table. If the machine has an empty /var/nis/client_info file, it will not use any preferences at all and will obtain NIS+ information, as described in Default NIS+ Client Search Behavior.