All About Administering NIS+

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Rick Ramsey / Sun Microsystems Press  
Publisher
Prentice Hall
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
480
Pub.-date
July 1994
ISBN13
9780133095760
ISBN
0133095762
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Description

For system and network administrators and for MIS managers (who need to determine whether NIS+ offers what they need).

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 world wide. 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+.

Features

  • compares NIS+ to DNS (Domain Naming Service…- and NIS (Network Information Service…-).
  • Part I focuses on the structure of NIS+ - what it has to offer and how it is put together: the NIS+ Namespace, NIS+ Tables and Information, NIS+ Security, the Name Service Switch.
  • Part II provides guidelines for two different approaches to NIS+: a transition from NIS to NIS+ and setting up NIS+ from scratch.
  • Part III presents step-by-step instructions for setting up the components of an NIS+ namespace, from the root domain to individual clients. The setup process is divided into building blocks (described individually), from which readers can choose for “building” a customized namespace. Also considers the use of NIS+ setup scripts.
  • Part IV describes the NIS+ commands in terms of administration categories - e.g., commands used to administer credentials, commands used to administer groups, etc. Command descriptions begin with a summary of syntax and then go into details.
  • includes Pre-Setup Worksheets and a list of NIS+ Scripts Error Messages.

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.