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

ProcedureHow to Initialize an NIS+ Subdomain Client Machine

Before You Begin

Before you use the nisclient script to initialize a client machine, be sure the following prerequisites have been met.

You need the following information to run nisclient.

  1. Type the following command as superuser to initialize the new client on the new client machine.

    subclient1# nisclient -i -d -h client2
    Initializing client subclient1 for domain “”.
    Once initialization is done, you will need to reboot your machine.
    Do you want to continue? (type 'Y' to continue, 'N' to exit this script)

    The -i option initializes a client. The -d option specifies the new NIS+ domain name. (If the domain name is not specified, the default becomes the current domain name.) The -h option specifies the NIS+ server's host name.

    See How to Initialize a New NIS+ Client Machine for the rest of this script's output.