my question was:
we are running Solstice Network Client 3.1 on Windows NT 4.0.
We are are also running a NIS Server on a SunOS 4.1.3 SS 10.
Our NIS-domainname is .ims.uni-hannover.de. The first "." is not wrong.
But when i try to configure the NIS-domainname for the Solstice Network Client
on the Windows NT host,
i can't enter a domainname with a first ".".
What must i do now???
I solve the problem on my own.
Well, i get only some mails, wondering about the first "." in front of
my NIS domain name.
First: It is a NIS domain name! It is not a DNS domain name.
Second: The reason for the first dot (quotation from Managing NFS and NIS,
"There may be many NIS domains in this DNS domain; sendmail strips off the
leading component to form the DNS domain name. If the NIS domain name
contains a leading plus sign, or starts with a dot, then the SunOS
sendmail assumes that the NIS domainname is the SAME AS the DNS domain
This was the reason for the first dot a long time ago in our system.
On the next page of the O'Reilly book a found the solution for my problem:
ln -s .ims.uni-hannover.de ims.uni-hannover.de
Now i can enter "ims.uni-hannover.de" as NIS domain for the
Windows NT hosts and i don't have to change our Suns.
Ronald Loftin <email@example.com>
for your comments. Sometimes it is very quiet here. :-(
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