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Special Edition Using® Solaris™ 9 by Tanuj Jain, Radhika Girisan

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Configuring the Master and Slave Servers

NIS+ provides a set of commands for configuring the master NIS+ server and the NIS+ slave servers, which are also referred to as NIS+ clients. In addition to the commands, you also can use the NIS+ scripts for easy and effective configuration.

An NIS+ server also can be treated as an NIS+ client. Before you set up a machine as a server, you must initialize it as an NIS+ client. This is true for all servers except for the root master server. Therefore, each server forms a part of a domain in addition to acting as a backbone of a domain.

Setting Up the Master NIS+ Server

The first step in establishing the NIS+ domain is setting up the master NIS+ server. Setting up the master server is one of the key steps ...

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