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

Standard Configuration and NIS-Compatible NIS+ Configuration Procedures

The steps in this chapter apply to both a standard NIS+ root domain and an NIS-compatible root domain. There are, however, some important differences. The NIS+ daemon for an NIS-compatible domain must be started with the -Y option, which allows the root master server to answer requests from NIS clients. See NIS+ and the Service Management Facility for more information.

An NIS-compatible domain also requires read rights to the passwd table for the nobody class, which allows NIS clients to access the information stored in the table's passwd column. This is accomplished with the -Y option to the nissetup command, in Step 14. The standard NIS+ domain version uses the same command but without the -Y option.

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The NIS+ service is managed by the Service Management Facility (SMF). Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or restarting, can be performed by using the svcadm command. See NIS+ and the Service Management Facility for more information about using SMF with NIS+. For an overview of SMF, refer to Chapter 18, Managing Services (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration. Also refer to the svcadm(1M) and svcs(1) man pages for more details.