ypmake - rebuild NIS database


     cd /var/yp ; make [map]


     The file called Makefile in /var/yp is used  by  make(1)  to
     build  the  Network Information Service (NIS) database. With
     no arguments, make creates dbm databases for  any  NIS  maps
     that are out-of-date, and then executes yppush(1M) to notify
     slave databases that there has been a change.

     If you supply a map on the command line,  make  will  update
     that map only. Typing make passwd will create and yppush the
     password database (assuming it is out  of  date).  Likewise,
     make  ipnodes  and  make networks will create and yppush the
     ipnodes   and   network   files,   $(INETDIR)/ipnodes    and

     There are four special variables used by  make:  DIR,  which
     gives  the directory of the source files; NOPUSH, which when
     non-null inhibits doing a yppush of the new database  files;
     INETDIR,  which  gives  the  directory of the ipnodes source
     file; and DOM, which is used to  construct  a  domain  other
     than  the  master's  default  domain. The default for DIR is
     /etc, and the default for INETDIR is /etc/inet. The  default
     for NOPUSH is the null string.

     Refer to ypfiles(4) and ypserv(1M) for an  overview  of  the
     NIS service.

     If   a   NIS   to    LDAP    (N2L)    configuration    file,
     /var/yp/NISLDAPmapping,  is  present,  the  NIS  server com-
     ponents run in N2L mode. In N2L mode, the server  components
     use a new set of map files with an LDAP-prefix, based on the
     LDAP DIT. In N2L  mode,  authoritative  NIS  information  is
     obtained  from the DIT. The NIS source files and ypmake have
     no role, and they should not be used. If ypmake is  acciden-
     tally  run, then the server components will detect this, and
     will log a warning message. For additional information,  see


           Directory containing  NIS configuration files.

           System hosts file.

           Default directory for ipnodes source file.

     /etc  Default directory for source files other than ipnodes.


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

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWypu                     |
    | Interface Stability         | Evolving                    |


     make(1),  nis+(1),  makedbm(1M),  rpc.nisd(1M),  ypbind(1M),
     yppush(1M),   ypserv(1M),  ypclnt(3NSL),  NISLDAPmapping(4),
     ipnodes(4), ypfiles(4), ypserv(4)


     The  NIS makefile is only used when running the   ypserv(1M)
     server to provide  NIS services. If these are being provided
     by the  NIS+ server running in NIS compatibility  mode,  see
     rpc.nisd(1M);   this   makefile   is   not   relevant.   See
     ypfiles(4) for more details.

     The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known  as
     Sun Yellow Pages (YP).  The functionality of the two remains
     the same. Only the name has changed. The name  Yellow  Pages
     is  a  registered trademark in the United Kingdom of British
     Telecommunications plc, and may not be used without  permis-

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