Solaris Naming Administration Guide

Changing a Machine's NIS Domain

To change the NIS domain name of a machine:

  1. Edit the machine's /etc/defaultdomain file, exchanging its present contents with the new domain name for the machine.

    For example, if the current domain name is, you might change it to

  2. Run domainname `cat /etc/defaultdomain'

  3. Set the machine up as a NIS client, slave, or master server.

    See Solaris Naming Setup and Configuration Guide for details.