Now that the master maps are created, you can start the NIS daemons on the master server and begin service. When you enable the NIS service, the ypserv and ypbind daemons start on the NIS server. When a NIS client requests information from the NIS server, ypserv is the daemon that responds to information requests from NIS clients after looking them up in the NIS maps. The ypserv and ypbind daemons are administered as a unit.
The following are the three ways that the NIS service can be started or stopped on a server:
The SMF service automatically starts the NIS service during the boot process, if the NIS service was enabled previously.
The ypstart and ypstop commands, provide another manual method, although the svcadm command is preferred so that you can use SMF to administer the NIS service..