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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for makedbm (redhat section 8)

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

makedbm - create or dump a ypserv database file
/usr/lib/yp/makedbm [ -a | -r ] [ -b ] [ -c ] [ -s ] [ -l ] [ -i YP_INPUT_NAME ] [ -o YP_OUTPUT_NAME ] [ -m YP_MASTER_NAME ] inputfile dbname /usr/lib/yp/makedbm -u dbname /usr/lib/yp/makedbm -c /usr/lib/yp/makedbm --version
makedbm takes the inputfile and converts it to a ypserv database file. In the moment, GDBM is used as data- base. Each line of the input file is converted to a single record. All characters up to the first TAB or SPACE are the key, and the rest of the line is the data. makedbm does not treat `#' as a special character.
-a Special support for mail aliases. We couldn't use sendmail for it, since sendmail uses db, but ypserv gdbm as database format. -b Insert the YP_INTERDOMAIN into the output. This key causes ypserv(8) to use DNS for host name and address lookups for hosts not found in the maps. -c send a YPPROC_CLEAR to the local ypserv(8). This causes ypserv to invalidate all cached entries. -l Convert the keys of the given map to lower case. -i YP_INPUT_NAME Create a special entry with the key YP_INPUT_NAME. -m YP_MASTER_NAME Create a special entry with the key YP_MASTER_NAME. If no master host name is specified, YP_MAS- TER_NAME will be set to the local host name. -o YP_OUTPUT_NAME Create a special entry with the key YP_OUTPUT_NAME. -r Handle `#' as comment sign and remove the comment. -s Secure map. Accept connections from secure NIS networks only (reserved ports). -u dbname Dump a ypserv database file. Prints out the file in text format, one entry per line, with a single space separating keys from values. --no-limit-check Don't check for NIS key and data limit.
makedbm was written by Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@suse.de>. YP Server August 2001 MAKEDBM(8)

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