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Working With Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Directory and Naming Services: DNS and NIS

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Updated: October 2017

Creating New Maps From Text Files

Assume that a text file /var/yp/mymap.asc was created with an editor or a shell script on the master. You want to create an NIS map from this file and locate it in the home-domain subdirectory. To do this, type the following on the master server.

# cd /var/yp
# makedbm mymap.asc home-domain/mymap

The mymap map now exists on the master server in the directory home-domain. To distribute the new map to slave servers run ypxfr.