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MAKEDBM(8)		    System Manager's Manual		    MAKEDBM(8)

       makedbm - create or dump a ypserv database file

       /usr/lib64/yp/makedbm  [	 -a  |	-r  ] [ -b ] [ -c ] [ -s ] [ -l ] [ -i
       YP_INPUT_NAME ] [ -o YP_OUTPUT_NAME ] [ -m YP_MASTER_NAME  ]  inputfile
       /usr/lib64/yp/makedbm -u dbname
       /usr/lib64/yp/makedbm -c
       /usr/lib64/yp/makedbm --version

       makedbm	takes the inputfile and converts it to a ypserv database file.
       In the moment, GDBM is used as database. Each line of the input file is
       converted  to  a	 single	 record. All characters up to the first TAB or
       SPACE are the key, and the rest of the line is the data.	 makedbm  does
       not treat `#' as a special character.

       -a     Special  support	for mail aliases. We couldn't use sendmail for
	      it, since sendmail uses db, but ypserv gdbm as database format.

       -b     Insert the YP_INTERDOMAIN into  the  output.   This  key	causes
	      ypserv(8) to use DNS for host name and address lookups for hosts
	      not found in the maps.

       -c     send a YPPROC_CLEAR to the local ypserv(8).  This causes	ypserv
	      to invalidate all cached entries.

       -l     Convert the keys of the given map to lower case.

       -i YP_INPUT_NAME
	      Create a special entry with the key YP_INPUT_NAME.

       -m YP_MASTER_NAME
	      Create  a special entry with the key YP_MASTER_NAME.  If no mas-
	      ter host name is specified, YP_MASTER_NAME will be  set  to  the
	      local host name.

       -o YP_OUTPUT_NAME
	      Create a special entry with the key YP_OUTPUT_NAME.

       -r     Handle `#' as comment sign and remove the comment.

       -s     Secure  map.  Accept  connections	 from secure NIS networks only
	      (reserved ports).

       -u dbname
	      Dump a ypserv database file. Prints out the file in text format,
	      one  entry  per  line,  with a single space separating keys from

	      Don't check for NIS key and data limit.


       makedbm was written by Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@suse.de>.

YP Server			  August 2001			    MAKEDBM(8)