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21.3.6 NIS+ Setup Root Master Server

1. Choose a domainname
# domainname acs.ohio-state.edu.
# domainname > /etc/defaultdomain

Choose the NIS+ version for nsswitch.conf
# cp /etc/nsswitch.nisplus /etc/nsswitch.conf

Initialize the server
# nisinit -r
-r root server

Start the daemon
# rpc.nisd -rS 0
-r indicates a root server
-S 0 sets the security level to 0, i.e. non-secure, does not enforce access controls

Setup the NIS+ directory structure
# /usr/lib/nis/nissetup acs.ohio-state.edu.

Add data to the tables
cat <file> | nisaddent -a <tablename>
-a specifies to add entries without deleting existing entries

Verify the entries, e.g.
# niscat hosts.org_dir

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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