5. Naming Services

Objectives

The following test objectives for exam CX-310-202 are covered in this chapter:

Explain naming services (DNS, NIS, NIS+, and LDAP) and the naming service switch file (database sources, status codes, and actions).

The name services in Solaris help to centralize the shared information on your network. This chapter describes the name services available in Solaris 10 so that you can identify the appropriate name service to use for your network. The name service switch file /etc/nsswitch.conf is used to direct requests to the correct name service in use on the system or network. This chapter describes how to select and configure the correct file for use with the available naming services.

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