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

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Our Machines

Now we're at the point where we can start to build our machines, so let's decide how they will be configured.

We will put all the machines on the network (in both subnets) under the control of NIS. We want to have at least one slave server for redundancy, so rather than just having the master server on the multihomed host, we've decided to add a slave to each subnet too. Earlier versions of NIS dictated that there had to be a server on each subnet that contained clients. Although this limitation no longer applies, it's still a common configuration to use. Following this convention, we've decided to use the machines listed in Table 12.7 as our servers.

Table 12.7. NIS Server Host Details
IP AddressHostFunction
192.168.44.50tinNIS master ...

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