nissetup - initialize a NIS+ domain
/usr/lib/nis/nissetup [-Y] [domain]
nissetup is a shell script that sets up a NIS+ domain to
service clients that wish to store system administration
information in a domain named domain. This domain should
already exist prior to executing this command. See nismk-
dir(1) and nisinit(1M).
A NIS+ domain consists of a NIS+ directory and its sub-
directories: org_dir and groups_dir. org_dir stores system
administration information and groups_dir stores informa-
tion for group access control.
nissetup creates the subdirectories org_dir and groups_dir
in domain. Both subdirectories will be replicated on the
same servers as the parent domain. After the subdirectories
are created, nissetup creates the default tables that NIS+
serves. These are auto_master, auto_home, bootparams, cred,
ethers, group, hosts, mail_aliases, netmasks, networks,
passwd, protocols, rpc, services, and timezone. The nissetup
script uses the nistbladm(1) command to create these tables.
The script can be easily customized to add site specific
tables that are created at setup time.
This command is normally executed just once per domain.
While this command creates the default tables, it does not
initialize them with data. This is accomplished with the
It is easier to use the nisserver(1M) script to create sub-
directories and the default tables.
-Y Specify that the domain will be served as both a NIS+
domain as well as an NIS domain using the backward
compatibility flag. This will set up the domain to be
less secure by making all the system tables readable
by unauthenticated clients as well.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWnisu |
nis+(1), nismkdir(1), nistbladm(1), nisaddent(1M),
nisinit(1M) nisserver(1M), attributes(5)
NIS+ might not be supported in future releases of the
SolarisTM Operating Environment. Tools to aid the migration
from NIS+ to LDAP are available in the Solaris 9 operating
environment. For more information, visit
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