ypinit - set up NIS client


     /usr/sbin/ypinit [-c] [-m] [-s master_server]


     ypinit can be used to set up an   NIS  client  system.   You
     must be the superuser to run this command.  This script need
     not be used at all if ypbind(1M) is started with the -broad-
     cast  option  (it is invoked with this option from the start
     up script /etc/init.d/rpc).

     Normally,  ypinit is run only once after installing the sys-
     tem. It may be run whenever a new NIS server is added to the
     network or an existing one is decommissioned.

     ypinit prompts for a list of NIS servers to bind the  client
     to;  this  list  should  be  ordered from the closest to the
     furthest server. Each of these NIS servers must be listed in
     either  the  /etc/hosts  or the /etc/inet/ipnodes file along
     with  its  IP  address.  ypinit  stores  the  list  in  file
     /var/yp/binding/domain/ypservers.   This  file  is  used  by
     ypbind when run without the  -broadcast option.


     - c   Set up a ypclient system.

     -m    Build a master ypserver data base.

     -s master_server
           Slave data base. master_server must be the same master
           configured  in the YP maps and returned by the ypwhich
           -m command.






     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWnisu                    |


     ypbind(1M), sysinfo(2), hosts(4), ipnodes(4), attributes(5)


     ypinit sets up the list of NIS servers only for the  current
     domain  on  the  system  when it is run, that is, the domain
     returned by the SI_SRPC_DOMAIN command to sysinfo(2).   Care
     should  be  taken  to  ensure  that  this is the same as the
     desired domain for NIS client processes.

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