NIS+ Transition Guide

Selecting Your NIS-Compatible Domains

Make a list of your NIS clients and group them in their eventual NIS+ domains. If the NIS+ domain running in NIS-compatibility mode does not have the same name as its NIS clients' original NIS domain, you must change the NIS clients' domain name to the NIS+ domain name that is being supported by the NIS-compatible NIS+ server.

At first, NIS will no doubt be the primary service. As you become familiar with the intricacies of sharing information, you can plan a transition to make NIS+ the primary service. Some NIS+ users may want the capability of switching back and forth between the main NIS domain and the new NIS+ domain. The nisclient script can help them do this when backup files are made.