- 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.
- Copyright 1995
- Dimensions: 7-1/2 X 9-1/4
- Pages: 480
- Edition: 2nd
- ISBN-10: 0-13-309576-2
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-309576-0
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
–- 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.