The Linux NIS(YP)/NYS/NIS+ HOWTO
v1.0, 9 March 1999
This document describes how to configure Linux as NIS(YP) or NIS+ client and how to install as NIS server.
1.1 New Versions of this Document
1.3 Feedback and Corrections
Glossary and General Information
2.1 Glossary of Terms
2.2 Some General Information
NIS, NYS or NIS+ ?
3.1 libc 4/5 with traditional NIS or NYS ?
3.2 glibc 2 and NIS/NIS+
3.3 NIS or NIS+ ?
How it works
4.1 How NIS works
4.2 How NIS+ works
The RPC Portmapper
What do you need to set up NIS?
6.1 Determine whether you are a Server, Slave or Client.
6.2 The Software
6.3 The ypbind daemon
6.4 Setting up a NIS Client using Traditional NIS
6.5 Setting up a NIS Client using NYS
6.6 Setting up a NIS Client using glibc 2.x
6.7 The nsswitch.conf File
6.8 Shadow Passwords with NIS
What do you need to set up NIS+ ?
7.1 The Software
7.2 Setting up a NIS+ client
7.3 NIS+, keylogin, login and PAM
7.4 The nsswitch.conf File
Setting up a NIS Server
8.1 The Server Program ypserv
8.2 The Server Program yps
8.3 The Program rpc.ypxfrd
8.4 The Program rpc.yppasswdd
Verifying the NIS/NYS Installation
Common Problems and Troubleshooting NIS
Frequently Asked Questions