Package ypserv

The NIS (Network Information Service) server

The Network Information Service (NIS) is a system that provides
network information (login names, passwords, home directories, group
information) to all of the machines on a network. NIS can allow users
to log in on any machine on the network, as long as the machine has
the NIS client programs running and the user's password is recorded in
the NIS passwd database. NIS was formerly known as Sun Yellow Pages

This package provides the NIS server, which will need to be running on
your network. NIS clients do not need to be running the server.

Install ypserv if you need an NIS server for your network. You also
need to install the yp-tools and ypbind packages on any NIS client

Version: 4.2

File Formats

netgroup specify network groups
ypserv.conf configuration file for ypserv and rpc.ypxfrd

System Administration

makedbm create or dump a ypserv database file
mknetid generate data for netid map
pwupdate updates passwd and shadow NIS map
revnetgroup generate reverse netgroup data
rpc.yppasswdd NIS password update daemon
rpc.ypxfrd NIS map transfer server
yphelper helper application for internal use
ypinit NIS database install and build program
yppasswdd alias for rpc.yppasswdd
yppush force propagation of changed NIS databases
ypserv NIS Server
ypxfr transfer NIS database from remote server to local host
ypxfrd alias for rpc.ypxfrd