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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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Build the Clients

Next we'll configure the clients. The reason for doing these now is that the slaves need to be built as clients before they can become slave servers. We'll look at the reasons for this later on in the section “Build the Slave Servers” on page 296.

Building the client follows similar steps to building the master. First we need to set the domainname so that ypbind knows which domain the machine is a client of, and therefore which domain to search for a server in. After that we can run ypinit again to initialize the client—we'll use carbon for our example here:

carbon# domainname nis.solarisbootcamp.com
carbon# domainname > /etc/defaultdomain
carbon# domainname
nis.solarisbootcamp.com
carbon#

Now start the actual client installation ...

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