Service Management Facility (SMF) manages the NIS service. For an overview of SMF, refer to Chapter 1, Introduction to the Service Management Facility in Managing System Services in Oracle Solaris 11.3. For more information, see svcadm(1M) and svcs(1) man pages.
The following list provides a short overview of some of the important information needed to use the SMF service to administer NIS.
You can use the svcadmAdministrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or restarting, can be performed by using the command. However, ypstart and ypstop can also be used from the command line to start or stop NIS. See the ypstart(1M) and ypstop(1M) man pages for more information.
svc:/network/nis/server for the NIS server
svc:/network/nis/client for the NIS client
svc:/network/nis/domain for the domain name
You can query the status of the NIS service by using the svcs command.
The following are examples of the svcs command and its output:
$ svcs network/nis/server STATE STIME FMRI online Jan_10 svc:/network/nis/server:default
$ svcs \*nis\* STATE STIME FMRI online Oct_09 svc:/network/nis/domain:default online Oct_09 svc:/network/nis/client:default
The following is an example of the svcs –l command and its output:
$ svcs –l /network/nis/client fmri svc:/network/nis/client:default name NIS (YP) client enabled true state online next_state none state_time Tue Aug 23 19:23:28 2011 logfile /var/svc/log/network-nis-client:default.log restarter svc:/system/svc/restarter:default contract_id 88 manifest /lib/svc/manifest/network/nis/client.xml manifest /lib/svc/manifest/network/network-location.xml manifest /lib/svc/manifest/system/name-service/upgrade.xml manifest /lib/svc/manifest/milestone/config.xml dependency require_all/none svc:/system/filesystem/minimal (online) dependency require_all/restart svc:/network/rpc/bind (online) dependency require_all/restart svc:/network/nis/domain (online) dependency optional_all/none svc:/network/nis/server (absent) dependency optional_all/none svc:/network/location:default (online) dependency optional_all/none svc:/system/name-service/upgrade (online) dependency optional_all/none svc:/milestone/config (online) dependency optional_all/none svc:/system/manifest-import (online) dependency require_all/none svc:/milestone/unconfig (online)
You can use the svccfg utility to obtain more detailed information about a service. See the svccfg(1M) man page.
You can check a daemon's presence by using the ps command.
$ ps -ef |grep ypbind daemon 100813 1 0 Aug 23 ? 0:00 /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypbind -broadcast