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that are out-of-date, and then executes yppush(1M) to notify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password database (assuming it is out of date).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
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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