NIS Administration Guide

Document Number: 007-2161-001

Front Matter

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Table of Contents

About This Guide
Using This Guide
Summary of Contents
Audience for This Guide
Supplementary Documentation
Product Support

1. Understanding NIS
What Is NIS?
NIS Portability
The Client-Server Model
The Server Hierarchy
NIS Maps
NIS Domains

2. Preparing to Manage NIS
The NIS Database
NIS and Other Network Files
NIS Software Quick Reference Guide

3. Planning Your NIS Service
Establishing Multiple NIS Domains
Verifying ASCII File Contents
Selecting a Domain Name
Selecting the NIS Master Server
Selecting the NIS Slave Servers
General Recommendations

4. Setting Up and Testing NIS
Setting Up the NIS Master Server
Setting Up NIS Slave Servers
Setting Up NIS Clients

5. Maintaining NIS
Adding a New User to a System
Changing NIS Passwords
Using Netgroups
Creating a Nonstandard NIS Map Manually
Modifying NIS Maps after NIS Installation
Preparing to Propagate Nonstandard Maps
Propagating an NIS Map
Adding an NIS Slave Server
Changing the Master Server
Using Secure ypset

6. Troubleshooting NIS
Debugging an NIS Server
Debugging an NIS Client
Before You Call for Help