Configuring UNIX Clients to Use Server for NIS as the Master Server

To configure UNIX clients to use Server for NIS as the master server

For each UNIX client computer on which you want to use Server for NIS as the master server, do the following.

To configure UNIX clients to use Server for NIS as the master server
  1. If the domain name has changed, type the following command at a command prompt, and press ENTER.

    domainName newdomain

  2. Stop ypbind by typing the following command at a command prompt, and pressing ENTER.

    kill –9 ypbind pid

  3. Restart ypbind by typing the following command at a command prompt, and pressing ENTER.

    Ypbind

    Note

    Network Information Service (NIS) subordinate (also known as slave) servers require that the NIS master server name in the local /etc/hosts file matches the master server name in the NIS maps exactly, including the case of the letters of these names. Make sure the case of the host name in /etc/hosts matches exactly the master server name as displayed by the Server for NIS. Server for NIS typically displays the host computer name entirely in upper case characters.

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