NIS Administrator's Guide

Document Number: 007-2161-006


Written by Pam Sogard and Susan Ellis

Updated by Julie Boney

Edited by Susan Wilkening

Production by Diane Ciardelli

Engineering contributions by Chris Duffy, Ron Short, Ron Susztar, Barry Kirkpatrick



© 2000-2001 Silicon Graphics, Inc. All rights reserved; provided portions may be copyright in third parties, as indicated elsewhere herein. No permission is granted to copy, distribute, or create derivative works from the contents of this electronic documentation in any manner, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Silicon Graphics, Inc.


The electronic (software) version of this document was developed at private expense; if acquired under an agreement with the USA government or any contractor thereto, it is acquired as "commercial computer software" subject to the provisions of its applicable license agreement, as specified in (a) 48 CFR 12.212 of the FAR; or, if acquired for Department of Defense units, (b) 48 CFR 227-7202 of the DoD FAR Supplement; or sections succeeding thereto. Contractor/manufacturer is Silicon Graphics, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy 2E, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351.


Silicon Graphics and IRIX are registered trademarks and SGI and the SGI logo are trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Sun is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Group in the U.S. and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company, Ltd.

Cover Design By Sarah Bolles, Sarah Bolles Design, and Dany Galgani, SGI Technical Publications.

Record of Revision

Revision 004July 1999 
Incorporates information for the IRIX 6.5.5 release

Revision 005July 2000 
Updates information for the IRIX 6.5.9 release

Revision 006March 2001 

Updates information for the IRIX 6.5.12 release