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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Introducing the NIS+ Installation Scripts

To set up an NIS+ server and NIS+ clients, use the nisserver, nispopulate, and nisclient scripts. The NIS+ scripts are Bourne shell scripts that execute groups of NIS+ commands so you do not have to type the commands individually. Table 32 describes the tasks each script performs.

Table 32. NIS+ Scripts
NIS+ Script Description
nisserver Set up the root master, non-root master, and replica servers with level 2 security (DES).
nispopulate Populate NIS+ tables in a specified domain from their corresponding system files or NIS maps.
nisclient Create NIS+ credentials for hosts and users; initialize NIS+ hosts and users.

In combination with a few NIS+ commands, you can use the NIS+ scripts to perform all the ...

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