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All About Administering NIS+, 2nd Edition

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All About Administering NIS+, 2nd Edition

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  • 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.

Description

  • Copyright 1995
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2 X 9-1/4
  • Pages: 480
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • 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…–-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).

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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.

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