SUMMARY: Adding maps to NIS

From: Joe Rice <>
Date: Wed Jul 17 2002 - 18:08:25 EDT
Thanks to David H. Brierley(
who quickly pointed out ypcat -x only shows
nicknames.  He also suggested ypwhich -m
and ypmatch.
both of which proved that i did everything 
correctly adding a map.  I just didn't know
how to confirm.

thanks again,

Joe Rice(, Jul 17, 2002 at 02:56:01PM -0500:
> Hello.
>   I'm having some trouble adding a map NIS.
> I'm trying to add /var/yp/automount/auto.people
> to our NIS server.  I have edited the Makefile
> and have done makedbm to create the ndbm files.
> when i run make the map gets pushed to the slave
> nis servers.  however when i ypcat -x  i don't
> see my new map.  a few things to note.
> the master is in mix-mode NIS/LDAP using the
> iPlanet NIS extensions. the slaves are normal
> NIS servers.  the NIS servers don't run automount,
> they only need to serve the auto.people map in
> /var/yp/automount. regardless of which server my
> client is bound to ypcat -x doesn't show the map.
> can someone tell me what is going on and or how
> to correctly add a map.
> any help would be appreciated.
> thanks,
> joe
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