SUMMARY: NIS slave on Solaris

From: Gary Staley (
Date: Thu Aug 06 1998 - 09:30:15 CDT

My original question:

> Just a sanity check to see how and whether it is possible to set up an
> NIS slave server on Solaris 2.5.1 (the master is on SunOS 4.1.3). The
> Sun documentation I've seen indicates that it should be in the same
> manner as under 4.1.3, but I seem to remember someone on this mailing
> list a while ago stating that after upgrading a slave server to Solaris
> they were only able to use it as an NIS client rather than a slave.

The answer is yes, but you need to install the NISKit, which is on the
2.5.1 Server Supplement CD. This functionality is already included in
Solaris 2.6.

Thanks to all who responded:

Cathy Smith
Michael Hocke
Mike Blandford
Aaron Lineberger
Leo Crombach
Marco Greene
Thomas Anders
Frederic Piard
Ian Parkini
Stefan Voss
Alan Olway
Carsten Knudsen
Ronald Loftin
Peter Allott
Michael Galloway

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