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ypinit(8)							     ypinit(8)



NAME
       ypinit - NIS database install and build program

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/lib64/yp/ypinit [ -m ] [ -s master_name ]

DESCRIPTION
       ypinit  builds  the  domain  subdirectory  of  /var/yp  for the current
       default domain. After building the domain subdirectory, ypinit builds a
       complete	 set of administrative maps for your system and places them in
       this directory. The first map created by ypinit	-m  is	the  ypservers
       map. You should run it as root on the hosts, which should be the master
       ypserver.  You should have only one master server per NIS domain.

       All databases are built from scratch, either from information available
       to  the	program at runtime, or from the ASCII data base files in /etc.
       These files are listed below under FILES.

       An NIS database on a slave server is set	 up  by	 copying  an  existing
       database from a running server.	The master_name argument should be the
       hostname of an NIS server (either the master server for all  the	 maps,
       or a server on which the data base is up-to-date and stable).

OPTIONS
       -m     If the local host is the NIS master.

       -s     Set up a slave server with the database from master_name

FILES
       /etc/passwd
       /etc/group
       /etc/hosts
       /etc/networks
       /etc/services
       /etc/protocols
       /etc/netgroup
       /etc/rpc

SEE ALSO
       makedbm(8), revnetgroup(8), yppush(8), ypserv(8), ypxfr(8)

BUGS
       There isn't a good error handling at the moment.

AUTHOR
       Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@suse.de>



				  August 1996			     ypinit(8)
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