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

What the NIS+ Scripts Will Do

In combination with a few NIS+ commands, you can use the NIS+ scripts to perform all the tasks necessary for setting up an NIS+ namespace. See the nisserver, nispopulate, and nisclient man pages for complete descriptions of these commands and their options. Chapter 4, Configuring NIS+ With Scripts shows you how to use the NIS+ scripts to set up an NIS+ namespace.

You can run each of the scripts without having the commands execute by using the -x option. This option lets you see what commands the scripts call and their approximate output without the scripts actually changing anything on your systems. Running the scripts with -x can minimize unexpected surprises.