System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)
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Chapter 7

NIS Troubleshooting

This chapter explains how to resolve problems encountered on networks running NIS. It covers problems seen on an NIS client and those seen on an NIS server.

Before trying to debug an NIS server or client, review Chapter 4, Network Information Service (NIS) (Overview) which explains the NIS environment. Then look for the subheading in this section that best describes your problem.

Note - The NIS service is managed by the Service Management Facility. Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or restarting, can be performed by using the svcadm command. See NIS and the Service Management Facility for more information about using SMF with NIS. For an overview of SMF, refer to Chapter 16, Managing Services (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration. Also refer to the svcadm(1M) and svcs(1) man pages for more details.

NIS services can also be started and stopped by using the ypstart and ypstop commands. See the ypstart(1M) and ypstop(1M) man pages for more information.

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