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NAME

ypfiles − Network Information Service Version 2, formerly knows as YP

DESCRIPTION

The NIS network information service uses a distributed, replicated database of dbm files (in ASCII form) contained in the /var/yp directory hierarchy on each NIS server. NIS has been replaced by NIS+, the new version of the Network Information Service. See nis+(1). This release only supports the client functionality of NIS, (see ypclnt(3NSL)). The client functions are either supported by the ypserv process running on a machine with an earlier version of SunOS or by the NIS+ server in "YP-compatibility" mode, (see rpc.nisd(1M)).

A dbm database served by the NIS server is called an NIS map. An NIS domain is a subdirectory of /var/yp containing a set of NIS maps on each NIS server.

Standard nicknames are defined in the file /var/yp/nicknames. These names can be used in place of the full map name in the ypmatch and ypcat commands. The command ypcat -x can be used to display the current set of nicknames. The command ypwhich -m can be used to display all the available maps. Each line of the nickname file contains two fields separated by white space. The first field is the nickname and the second field is the name of the map that it expands to. The nickname cannot contain a ".".

FILES

/var/yp/nicknames

nicknames file

SEE ALSO

nis+(1), nisaddent(1M), nissetup(1M), rpc.nisd(1M), ypbind(1M), ypinit(1M), dbm(3UCB), secure_rpc(3NSL), ypclnt(3NSL)

NOTES

The NIS+ server, rpc.nisd, when run in "YP-compatibility mode", can support NIS clients only for the standard NIS maps listed below, provided that it has been set up to serve the corresponding NIS+ tables using nissetup(1M) and nisaddent(1M). The NIS+ server should serve the directory with the same name (case sensitive) as the domainname of the NIS client. NIS+ servers use secure RPC to verify client credentials but the NIS clients do not authenticate their requests using secure RPC. Therefore, NIS clients can look up the information stored by the NIS+ server only if the information has "read" access for an unauthenticated client (i.e. one with "nobody" NIS+ credentials).
NIS maps

NIS+ tables

passwd.byname

passwd.org_dir

passwd.byuid

passwd.org_dir

group.byname

group.org_dir

group.bygid

group.org_dir

publickey.byname

cred.org_dir

hosts.byaddr

hosts.org_dir

hosts.byname

hosts.org_dir

mail.byaddr

mail_aliases.org_dir

mail.aliases

mail_aliases.org_dir

services.byname

services.org_dir

services.byservicename

services.org_dir

rpc.bynumber

rpc.org_dir

rpc.byname

rpc.org_dir

protocols.bynumber

protocols.org_dir

protocols.byname

protocols.org_dir

networks.byaddr

networks.org_dir

networks.byname

networks.org_dir

netmasks.bymask

netmasks.org_dir

netmasks.byaddr

netmasks.org_dir

ethers.byname

ethers.org_dir

ethers.byaddr

ethers.byname

bootparams

bootparams

auto.master

auto_master.org_dir

auto.home

auto_home.org_dir

auto.direct

auto_direct.org_dir

auto.src

auto_src.org_dir

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