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YPINIT(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		     YPINIT(8)

NAME
     ypinit -- initialize NIS subsystem

SYNOPSIS
     ypinit -c [domainname] [-l	server1,...,serverN]
     ypinit -m [domainname] [-l	server1,...,serverN]
     ypinit -s master_server [domainname] [-l server1,...,serverN]

DESCRIPTION
     ypinit initializes	the files and directories that are required for	a NIS
     client or server.

     If	domainname isn't specified, the	default	domain (as returned by
     domainname(1)) is used.

     The following options are available:

     -c	     Create a NIS client.  Initializes
	     /var/yp/binding/_domain_.ypservers	to contain a list of ypservers
	     for ypbind(8) to connect to.

     -l	server1,...,serverN
	     Set the list of client servers from the command line rather than
	     prompting for them	interactively.	The format is a	comma sepa-
	     rated list	of server names	with no	spaces.

     -m	     Create a master NIS server.  Generates map	data from local	files
	     (/etc/master.passwd, /etc/group, etc.).

     -s	master_server
	     Create a slave server.  Downloads the maps	from master_server,
	     which should be the active	master NIS server.

     To	rebuild	or refresh the maps for	the NIS	domain <domain>, change	to the
     /var/yp/_domain_ directory	and run	make.

FILES
     /var/yp		 master	NIS directory; contains	the template make-
			 files.
     /var/yp/<domain>	 directory to store NIS	maps for <domain>.
     /var/yp/binding/<domain>.ypservers
			 list of NIS servers to	bind to.

SEE ALSO
     domainname(1), make(1), makedbm(8), mknetid(8), nis(8), stdethers(8),
     stdhosts(8), ypbind(8), yppush(8),	ypserv(8)

AUTHORS
     Originally	written	by Mats	O Jansson <moj@stacken.kth.se>.	 Modified by
     Jason R. Thorpe <thorpej@NetBSD.org>.

BSD			       February	26, 2005			   BSD

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