rebuild Network Information Service (NIS) databases
/etc/yp/ypmake [ map ]
ypmake is used to build the Network Information Service
is on the system, the file makefile in the
directory /etc/yp is used by
to build the Network Information Service database. If
is not on the system, then ypmake will create the
database unconditionally. With no arguments,
databases for any NIS maps that are out-of-date
and then executes
to notify the slave servers that there has been a change.
If you supply a map on the command line,
ypmake will update that map only. Typing
ypmake passwd will create and yppush
the password database (assuming it is out-of-date).
Likewise, ypmake hosts and ypmake
networks will create and yppush the host and
network files, /etc/hosts and
ypmake uses four special variables:
for an overview of the Network Information Service and
for file format.
gives the directory of the source files. The default
inhibits doing a yppush of the new database
files. The default is the null string.
constructs a domain other
than the master's default domain.
distributes administration accounts such as root and sys.
The default is not to distribute administration accounts.
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003