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NIBINDD(8)						      System Manager's Manual							NIBINDD(8)

nibindd - NetInfo binder SYNOPSIS
The nibindd daemon is responsible for finding, creating and destroying NetInfo (netinfod(8)) servers. When it starts up, it reads the directory /etc/netinfo for directories with the extension ``.nidb'' and starts up a netinfod server for each NetInfo database it finds. If nibindd is sent a hangup signal, SIGHUP, it kills all running netinfod processes and rebinds the NetInfo domain hierarchy (note that this does not affect the connections established by lookupd(8)). This is useful for getting the system to conform to new network configuration changes without rebooting. nibindd writes a file with its process ID number (pid file) in /var/run/ The nibindd daemon will automatically destroy the registration for a netinfod server if it disappears for any reason. It will take the netinfod servers down if it is shut down by sending it a terminate signal, SIGTERM. nidomain(8) is the user interface to nibindd. FILES
/etc/netinfo /var/run/ SEE ALSO
netinfod(8), nidomain(8), lookupd(8) Apple Computer, Inc. March 30, 1998 NIBINDD(8)

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NILOAD(8)						      System Manager's Manual							 NILOAD(8)

niload - load text or flat-file-format data into NetInfo SYNOPSIS
niload [ -v ] [ -d ] [ -m ] [ -p ] [ -t ] { -r directory | format } domain DESCRIPTION
niload loads information from standard input into the given NetInfo domain. If format is specified, the input is interpreted according to the flat-file file format of the same name. The allowed values for format are aliases, bootparams, bootptab, exports, fstab, group, hosts, networks, passwd, printcap, protocols, rpc, and services. If -r directory is specified instead of a flat-file file format, the input is interpreted as "raw" NetInfo data, as generated by nidump -r, and loaded into directory. Note that this operation will delete and replace the entire NetInfo subtree at the specified directory. Any existing records in this subtree will be lost. niload overwrites entries in the existing directory with those given in the input. Entries that are in the directory aren't deleted if they don't exist in the input, unless the -d option is specified. niload must be run as superuser on the master NetInfo server for the given domain, unless one specifies the -p option, which allows one to run from anywhere in the network. OPTIONS
-v Verbose. Prints details of records as they are updated (flat-file formats only). -d Delete entries which are in the directory, but not in the input. -m Merge properties and values. Existing properties will be preserved in the database if they are not present in the input. For exam- ple, if a user record has a "picture" property, loading a passwd-format record for this user will preserve the property. Property values are also merged. -p Prompt for the root password of the given domain so that one can run from other locations in the network besides the master. -t Interpret the domain as a tagged domain. For example, "trotter/network" refers to the database tagged "network" on the machine "trotter". The machine name can be an actual name or an IP address. -r Load entries in "raw" format, as generated by nidump -r. The first argument should be the path of a NetInfo directory into which the information is loaded. Since the input often specifies properties (including "name") at its topmost level, the directory you specify may be renamed as a result of this operation. If the directory you specify does not exist, it will be created. EXAMPLES
"niload passwd . < /etc/passwd" loads the local /etc/passwd file into the local NetInfo database. "niload -d -r /locations ." replaces the contents of /locations in the local domain with input given in nidump "raw" format. SEE ALSO
nidump(8), niutil(8), netinfo(5), aliases(5), bootparams(5), bootptab(5), exports(5), fstab(5), group(5), hosts(5), networks(5), passwd(5), printcap(5), protocols(5), rpc(5), services(5) Apple Computer, Inc. December 22, 1992 NILOAD(8)
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