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

Introduction to NIS+ Root Domain Configuration

This task describes how to configure the root domain with the root master server running at security level 2 (the normal level).

Note –

It is much easier to perform this task with the NIS+ installation scripts than with the NIS+ command set as described here. The methods described in this chapter should be used only by those administrators who are very familiar with NIS+ and who require some nonstandard features or configurations not provided by the installation scripts.

Setting up the root domain involves three major tasks:

However, setting up the root domain is not as simple as performing these three tasks in order; they are intertwined with one another. For instance, you must specify some security parameters before you create the root directory, the rest, after. To make the root domain easier to configure, this chapter separates these tasks into individual steps and arranges them into their most efficient order.