ypinit - NIS database install and build program
] [ -s master_name
builds the domain subdirectory of /var/yp for the current default
domain. After building the domain subdirectory, ypinit
complete set of administrative maps for your system and places them in this
directory. The first map created by ypinit -m
is the ypservers map. You
should run it as root on the hosts, which should be the master ypserver. You
should have only one master server per NIS domain.
All databases are built from scratch, either from information available to the
program at runtime, or from the ASCII
data base files in
. These files are listed below under FILES.
database on a slave server is set up by copying an
existing database from a running server. The master_name
should be the hostname of an NIS
server (either the master
server for all the maps, or a server on which the data base is up-to-date and
- If the local host is the NIS master.
- Set up a slave server with the database from
There isn't a good error handling at the moment.
Thorsten Kukuk <email@example.com>