Solaris Naming Administration Guide

Designating Preferred Servers

The Solaris operating environment contains a new feature--server-use customization--that allows you to control the order in which clients search for NIS+ servers. With this new feature you can balance and customize server usage by:

The search criteria that you specify can be applied to all clients within a domain, all clients on a subnet, or to individual clients on a machine-by-machine basis.

Note -

When server-use preferences are set for a particular machine, those preferences apply to all users, applications, processes, or other clients running on that machine. You cannot set different server-use patterns for different clients on the same machine.