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

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Updated: October 2017

Configuring NIS

Before configuring your NIS namespace, you must do the following.

The following table list the procedures used to configure NIS.

For Instructions
Prepare source files for conversion.
You clean up local /etc files before building the NIS maps from them.
Set up the master server.
Creates a master server, which is the primary source of NIS information.
Start NIS on the master server.
Starts providing NIS information from an NIS server.
Set up slave servers.
Creates a slave server, which is a secondary source of NIS information.
Set up an NIS client.
Enables a client to use NIS information.