The following sections describe some ways to verify that the system has been properly configured as an NIS+ client.
Check to see whether nis_cachemgr is running. Type ps -ef | grep nis_cachemgr and press Return. In the following example, the cache manager is running on the system paperbark.
paperbark% ps -ef | grep nis_cachemgr root 128 1 0 16:40:01 ? 0:00 /usr/sbin/nis_cachemgr winsor 440 414 0 16:41:51 pts/4 0:00 grep nis_cachemgr
When an NIS+ client is set up properly, the /var/nis directory has one or more files. Type ls /var/nis and press Return. The contents of /var/nis should look like the following example.