All About Administering NIS+, 2nd edition

  • Rick Ramsey

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Overview

NIS+ (Network Information Service Plus…–) is a new network information service that is part of SunSoft's Open Network Computing Plus (ONC+…–) suite of products — which is installed on over 3.1 million nodes worldwide. NIS+ is available on Solaris…–2.x — whether Intel…–-or SPARC…–- based, and is portable to other operating systems that support ONC RPC or ONC+ transport- independent RPC (TI-RPC…–). This is THE authoritative guide to administering NIS+. KEY TOPICS: Compares NIS+ to DNS and NIS; explains the structure of NIS+ — what it has to offer and how it is put together; provides guidelines for making a transition from NIS to NIS+ and for setting up NIS+ from scratch; presents step-by-step instructions for setting up the components of an NIS+ namespace, from the root domain to individual clients; describes the NIS+ commands (syntax and details) in terms of administration categories; and contains Pre-Setup Worksheets, a list of NIS+ Scripts Error Messages, and a discussion of the NIS+ API. MARKET: For system and network administrators, and for MIS managers (who need to determine whether NIS+ offers what they need).

Table of contents

PART I. UNDERSTANDING NIS+.

 1. Understanding Network Information Services.

 2. Understanding the NIS+ Namespace.

 3. Understanding NIS+ Tables and Information.

 4. Understanding NIS+ Security.

 5. Understanding the Name Service Switch.

PART II. PLANNING FOR NIS+.

 6. Planning and Transition Guidelines.

 7. Building a Prototype NIS+ Namespace.

 8. Designing the NIS+ Namespace.

 9. Selecting NIS+ Security Measures.

10. Using NIS Compatibility Mode.

11. Satisfying Prerequisites to Transition.

12. Implementing the Transition.

PART III. SETTING UP THE NIS+ SERVICE.

13. Setup Guidelines.

14. Setting Up an NIS+ Namespace Using the NIS+ Scripts.

15. Setting Up the Root Domain.

16. Setting Up NIS+ Tables.

17. Setting Up an NIS+ Client.

18. Setting Up NIS+ Servers.

19. Setting Up a Non-Root Domain.

20. Setting Up the Name Service Switch.

PART IV. ADMINISTERING THE NIS+ SERVICE.

21. Administering NIS+ Groups.

22. Administering NIS+ Credentials.

23. Administering NIS+ Access Rights.

24. Administering NIS+ Directories.

25. Administering NIS+ Tables.

PART V. APPENDICES.

A. Information in NIS+ Tables.

B. Pre-Setup Worksheets.

C. NIS+ Scripts Error Messages.

D. NIS+ API.

Published by Pearson (July 18th 1994) - Copyright © 1995