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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Setting Up NIS+ Client Systems

After you have populated the tables for the root master server from files or NIS maps, you can initialize NIS+ client systems. You do not need to do any further steps to initialize the root master server because it is already an NIS+ client of its own domain.

The following section describes how to set up an NIS+ client with the nisclient script.

Preparing to Run the nisclient Command

Before you run the nisclient command, the following conditions must be met.

  • The domain must already be configured and its master server must be running.

  • The master server NIS+ tables must be populated. At a minimum, the hosts or ipnodes table must have an entry for the client system. If you are using DNS, the NIS+ hosts and ipnodes

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