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YPINIT(8)						       NIS Reference Manual							 YPINIT(8)

ypinit - NIS database install and build program SYNOPSIS
/usr/lib/yp/ypinit [-m] [-s master_name] DESCRIPTION
ypinit builds the domain subdirectory of /var/yp for the current default domain. After building the domain subdirectory, ypinit builds a 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 /etc. These files are listed below under FILES. An NIS database on a slave server is set up by copying an existing database from a running server. The master_name argument 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 stable). OPTIONS
-m If the local host is the NIS master. -s Set up a slave server with the database from master_name FILES
/etc/passwd, /etc/group, /etc/hosts, /etc/networks, /etc/services, /etc/protocols, /etc/netgroup, /etc/rpc SEE ALSO
makedbm(8), revnetgroup(8), yppush(8), ypserv(8), ypxfr(8) BUGS
There is no good error handling at the moment. AUTHOR
Thorsten Kukuk <> NIS Reference Manual 04/02/2009 YPINIT(8)

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YPINIT(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						 YPINIT(8)

ypinit -- initialize NIS subsystem SYNOPSIS
ypinit -c [domainname] [-l server1,...,serverN] ypinit -m [domainname] [-l server1,...,serverN] ypinit -s master_server [domainname] [-l server1,...,serverN] DESCRIPTION
ypinit initializes the files and directories that are required for a NIS client or server. If domainname isn't specified, the default domain (as returned by domainname(1)) is used. The following options are available: -c Create a NIS client. Initializes /var/yp/binding/<domain>.ypservers to contain a list of ypservers for ypbind(8) to connect to. -l server1,...,serverN Set the list of client servers from the command line rather than prompting for them interactively. The format is a comma separated list of server names with no spaces. -m Create a master NIS server. Generates map data from local files (/etc/master.passwd, /etc/group, etc.). -s master_server Create a slave server. Downloads the maps from master_server, which should be the active master NIS server. To rebuild or refresh the maps for the NIS domain <domain>, change to the /var/yp/<domain> directory and run make. FILES
/var/yp master NIS directory; contains the template makefiles. /var/yp/<domain> directory to store NIS maps for <domain>. /var/yp/binding/<domain>.ypservers list of NIS servers to bind to. SEE ALSO
domainname(1), make(1), makedbm(8), mknetid(8), nis(8), stdethers(8), stdhosts(8), ypbind(8), yppush(8), ypserv(8) AUTHORS
Originally written by Mats O Jansson <>. Modified by Jason R. Thorpe <>. BSD
February 26, 2005 BSD

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