It is much easier to perform this task with the NIS+ installation scripts, as described in Part 1, 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. Also, if you have them available, the Solaris Management Console tools provide easier methods of working with NIS+ tables.
From files, as described in Populating NIS+ Tables From Files
From NIS maps, as described in Populating NIS+ Tables From NIS Maps
With Solaris Management Console tools, if you have them available
When populating tables from maps or files, the tables should have already been created in the process of setting up a root or subdomain, as explained in Chapter 5, Setting Up the NIS+ Root Domain and Chapter 8, Configuring an NIS+ Non-Root Domain. Although you can populate a domain's tables at any time after they are created, it is recommended that you do so immediately after setting up the domain. This enables you to add clients more easily, since the required information about the clients should already be available in the domain's tables.