Prerequisites to Establishing an NIS+ Root Domain
Before proceeding, make sure that the following prerequisites have been
The /etc/passwd file on the root master server
contains an entry for you and every other administrator whose credentials
will be added to the root domain in this configuration process.
If the server will operate in NIS-compatibility mode and support
DNS forwarding for Solaris 1 clients, the server must have a properly
configured /etc/resolv.conf file.
The server must have a unique machine name that duplicates
all user IDs.
The server must have a machine name that does not contain
any dots. For example, a machine named sales.alpha is not
allowed. A machine named sales-alpha is allowed.