nismkdir(1) User Commands nismkdir(1)
nismkdir - create NIS+ directories
nismkdir [-D defaults] [-m hostname] [-s hostname] dirname
The nismkdir command creates new NIS+ subdirectories within an existing domain. It can
also be used to create replicated directories. Without options, this command will create
a subdirectory with the same master and the replicas as its parent directory.
It is advisable to use nisserver(1M) to create an NIS+ domain which consists of the speci-
fied directory along with the org_dir and groups_dir subdirectories.
The two primary aspects that are controlled when making a directory are its access rights,
and its degree of replication.
A host that serves a NIS+ directory must be a NIS+ client in a directory above the one it
is serving. The exceptions to this rule are the root NIS+ servers, which are both clients
and servers of the same NIS+ directory.
When the host's default domain is different from the default domain on the client where
the command is executed, the hostname supplied as an argument to the -s or -m options must
be fully qualified.
Special per-server and per-directory access restrictions may apply when this command
updates the serving lists of the affected NIS+ servers. See nisopaccess(1).
The following options are supported:
-D defaults Specify a different set of defaults to be used when creating new directo-
ries. The defaults string is a series of tokens separated by colons. These
tokens represent the default values to be used for the generic object prop-
erties. All of the legal tokens are described below.
ttl=time This token sets the default time to live for objects
that are created by this command. The value time is
specified in the format as defined by the nischttl(1)
command. The default value is 12h (12 hours).
owner=ownername This token specifies that the NIS+ principal ownername
should own the created object. The default for this
value is the principal who is executing the command.
group=groupname This token specifies that the group groupname should be
the group owner for the object that is created. The
default value is NULL.
access=rights This token specifies the set of access rights that are
to be granted for the given object. The value rights is
specified in the format as defined by the nischmod(1)
command. The default value is ----rmcdr---r---.
-m hostname If the directory named by dirname does not exist, then a new directory that
is not replicated is created with host hostname as its master server.
If the directory name by dirname does exist, then the host named by host-
name is made its master server.
-s hostname Specify that the host hostname will be a replica for an existing directory
The following operand is supported:
dirname The fully qualified NIS+ name of the directory that has to be created.
Example 1 Using the nismkdir Command
To create a new directory bar under the foo.com. domain that shares the same master and
replicas as the foo.com. directory one would use the command:
example% nismkdir bar.foo.com.
To create a new directory bar.foo.com. that is not replicated under the foo.com. domain
one would use the command:
example% nismkdir -m myhost.foo.com. bar.foo.com.
To add a replica server of the bar.foo.com. directory, one would use the command:
example% nismkdir -s replica.foo.com. bar.foo.com.
NIS_DEFAULTS This variable contains a defaults string that will override the NIS+
standard defaults. If the -D switch is used those values will then over-
ride both the NIS_DEFAULTS variable and the standard defaults.
NIS_PATH If this variable is set, and the NIS+ directory name is not fully quali-
fied, each directory specified will be searched until the directory is
found (see nisdefaults(1)).
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful operation.
1 Operation failed.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
|Availability |SUNWnisu |
NIS+(1), nischmod(1), nischttl(1), nisdefaults(1), nisls(1), nisopaccess(1), nisrmdir(1),
NIS+ might not be supported in future releases of the Solaris operating system. Tools to
aid the migration from NIS+ to LDAP are available in the current Solaris release. For more
information, visit http://www.sun.com/directory/nisplus/transition.html.
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