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

Service Management Facility (SMF) and NIS+

NIS+ is now managed by the Service Management Facility (SMF). When you start, stop, or restart an NIS+ service, use the svcadm command. The NIS+ processes managed by SMF include rpc.nisd and keyserv. nis_cachemgr starts and stops in association with the rpc.nisd service. These services should no longer be started and stopped individually.

Use of SMF also impacts the implementation of optional behaviors with NIS+. See NIS+ and the Service Management Facility for more information about using SMF with NIS+.