NIS+ Transition Guide

Identify Required Conversion Tools and Processes

Consider creating or obtaining transition tools to help with the implementation. If your site already uses automated tools to administer individual systems or network services, consider porting them to operate under the versions of Solaris software and NIS+ that you will be using for the transition (see "Use a Single Release of Software"). Here are some suggestions for scripts you might want to write:

Scripts such as these ensure that the transition is carried out uniformly across domains, speed the transition, and reduce complaints. You should also prepare a set of standard configuration files and options, such as nsswitch.conf, that all clients across the namespace can use.