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

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Build the Slave Servers

We stated earlier that the slaves should be built as clients first. The reason for this is that during the slave configuration process, ypinit needs to copy the NIS maps from the master back to the slave, which it does using NIS itself. This means that before we can run ypinit, the client side of NIS should already be running—in other words, ypbind should be running.

For our slave builds, we'll assume that they are already configured correctly following the steps just described in the section “Build the Clients” on page 295. This means that the domainname is set, the NIS services have started, and the server map contains the complete list of servers (including the slaves).

Let's use fluorine for this example and start ...

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