NIS+ Transition Guide

Determine Who Will Own the Domains

To take complete advantage of the features inherent in a domain hierarchy, distribute the ownership of domains to the organizations they are dedicated to supporting. This will free the administrators of the root domain from performing rudimentary tasks at the local level. When you know who owns what, you can provide guidelines for creating administrative groups and setting their access rights to objects.

Consider how to coordinate the ownership of NIS+ domains with the ownership of DNS domains. Here are some guidelines: