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updaters(4) [opensolaris man page]

updaters(4)							   File Formats 						       updaters(4)

NAME
updaters - configuration file for NIS updating SYNOPSIS
/var/yp/updaters DESCRIPTION
The file /var/yp/updaters is a makefile (see make(1S)) which is used for updating the Network Information Service (NIS) databases. Data- bases can only be updated in a secure network, that is, one that has a publickey(4) database. Each entry in the file is a make target for a particular NIS database. For example, if there is an NIS database named passwd.byname that can be updated, there should be a make target named passwd.byname in the updaters file with the command to update the file. The information necessary to make the update is passed to the update command through standard input. The information passed is described below (all items are followed by a NEWLINE except for 4 and 6): 1. Network name of client wishing to make the update (a string). 2. Kind of update (an integer). 3. Number of bytes in key (an integer). 4. Actual bytes of key. 5. Number of bytes in data (an integer). 6. Actual bytes of data. After receiving this information through standard input, the command to update the particular database determines whether the user is allowed to make the change. If not, it exits with the status YPERR_ACCESS. If the user is allowed to make the change, the command makes the change and exits with a status of zero. If there are any errors that may prevent the updaters from making the change, it should exit with the status that matches a valid NIS error code described in <rpcsvc/ypclnt.h>. FILES
/var/yp/updaters The makefile used for updating the NIS databases. SEE ALSO
make(1S), rpc.ypupdated(1M), publickey(4) NOTES
The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun Yellow Pages (YP). The functionality of the two remains the same; only the name has changed. The name Yellow Pages is a registered trademark in the United Kingdom of British Telecommunications plc, and may not be used without permission. SunOS 5.11 24 Oct 1996 updaters(4)

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rpc.ypupdated(1M)					  System Administration Commands					 rpc.ypupdated(1M)

NAME
rpc.ypupdated, ypupdated - server for changing NIS information SYNOPSIS
/usr/lib/netsvc/yp/rpc.ypupdated [-is] DESCRIPTION
ypupdated is a daemon that updates information in the Network Information Service (NIS). ypupdated consults the updaters(4) file in the /var/yp directory to determine which NIS maps should be updated and how to change them. By default, the daemon requires the most secure method of authentication available to it, either DES (secure) or UNIX (insecure). On start up, ypupdated checks for the existence of a NIS to LDAP (N2L) configuration file, /var/yp/NISLDAPmapping. If the file is present, ypupdated generates an informational message and exits. ypupdated is not supported in N2L mode. OPTIONS
-i Accept RPC calls with the insecure AUTH_UNIX credentials. This allows programmatic updating of the NIS maps in all networks. -s Accept only calls authenticated using the secure RPC mechanism (AUTH_DES authentication). This disables programmatic updating of the NIS maps unless the network supports these calls. FILES
/var/yp/updaters Configuration file for rpc.updated command. /var/yp/NISLDAPmapping Configuration file for N2L ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability | SUNWypu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Evolving | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
keyserv(1M), updaters(4), NISLDAPmapping(4), attributes(5) System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP) NOTES
The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun Yellow Pages (YP). The functionality of the two services remains the same. Only the name has changed. The name Yellow Pages is a registered trademark in the United Kingdom of British Telecommunications PLC, and it must not be used without permission. SunOS 5.10 20 Mar 2003 rpc.ypupdated(1M)
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