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2.7. Administering NIS

NIS is enabled by setting up NIS servers and NIS clients. The descriptions given here describe NIS setup using ypserv, which does not support a master/slave server configuration. All NIS commands depend on the RPC portmap program, so make sure it is installed and running before setting up NIS.

2.7.2. Setting up an NIS client

Setting up an NIS client involves setting the domain name for NIS using domainname, which should be the same name used by the NIS server, and running ypbind.

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