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

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Verification of the Setup

The following sections describe some ways to verify that the system has been properly configured as an NIS+ client.

Verifying That the Cache Manager Is Running

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

Checking the Contents of the /var/nis Directory

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.

 paperbark% ...

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