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Old 04-30-2005, 04:31 PM   #1
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NIS server configuration

I have a sun blade 2500 with solaris9 installed. It is a NIS client with a domain name of However, I want to configure this sun blade 2500 to a master NIS server in my lab domain. I found that I must modify the /etc/domainname from to Does it mean that the NIS name service just can manage one domain not hierarchical domains. I think it is the disadvantage of NIS name service.
Old 05-01-2005, 08:40 AM   #2
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Correct, this is one reason nis+ was developed.
Anyway, both nis and nis+ should be abandoned to the more flexible ldap way.


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