ypinit - set up NIS client
/usr/sbin/ypinit -s [master_server]
/usr/sbin/ypinit -c [server_name...]
ypinit can be used to set up an NIS client system. You must be the
superuser to run this command. This script need not be used at all if
ypbind(8) is started with the -broadcast option (it is invoked
with this option from the svc:/network/nis/client:default service).
Normally, ypinit is run only once after installing the
system. It may be run whenever a new NIS server is added to the
network or an existing one is decommissioned.
ypinit prompts for a list of NIS servers to bind the
client to; this list should be ordered from the closest to the furthest
server. It is recommended that you list each of these NIS servers by name
and numeric IP address in /etc/hosts. Though the practice is not
recommended, NIS allows you to list servers by numeric address only,
bypassing /etc/hosts. In such a configuration, ypwhich(1)
returns a numeric address instead of a name.
ypinit stores the list of servers to which a client can
bind in the file /var/yp/binding/domain/ypservers. This file
is used by ypbind when run without the -broadcast option.
Set up a ypclient system. If server_name is
specified, it will replace currently configured list of servers.
server_name could be represented by IPv4/v6 address as well as by
Build a master ypserver data base.
Slave data base. master_server must be the same
master configured in the YP maps and returned by the ypwhich
File in which it is recommended that NIS servers be
Lists the servers to which the NIS client is allowed to
The NIS client service is managed by the service management facility,
smf(7), under the service identifier:
Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling,
disabling, or requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(8).
The service's status can be queried using the svcs(1) command.
ypinit sets up the list of NIS servers only for the current domain
on the system when it is run, that is, the domain returned by the
SI_SRPC_DOMAIN command to sysinfo(2). Care should be taken to
ensure that this is the same as the desired domain for NIS client