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21.3.6 NIS+ Setup Replica Server

A replica server binds to a domain.

1. Become a client of the parent domain
# domainname wks.acs.ohio-state.edu.
# domainname > /etc/defaultdomain
# cp /etc/nsswitch.nisplus /etc/nsswitch.conf
# nisinit -c -H <domain server hostname>

Start the daemon
# rpc.nisd -S 0

Make the directories for the databases
# nismkdir -s <replica server hostname> acs.ohio-state.edu.
-s hostname specify hostname to be a replica server for the existing directory, <domain name>

Replicate the domain
# /usr/lib/nis/nisping acs.ohio-state.edu.

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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