Subject: Re: setting up NIS (slightly off topic)
To: None <>
From: Makoto Fujiwara <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/30/2000 17:49:57
From: Donald Lee <>
Subject: setting up NIS (slightly off topic)
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 08:27:01 -0500
Message-ID: <v03130300b5f5027c457a@[]>

donlee_ppc> Are there any good "HOWTO" docs on setting up NIS on NetBSD 1.3.3 and 1.4.2?

(1) Read man ypinit(8) carefully, especially in the part,
     To rebuild or refresh the maps for the YP domain <domain>, change to the
     /var/yp/<domain> directory and run make.

     This is the most important part.
(2) and 
    grep DIR /var/yp/Makefile 
    will tell you what kind of maps available for the start.

(3) /etc/nsswitch.conf is another importance.

# Though, I had took almost over year to know amd.home was available.
# root@harry  17:47:05/000930(~)# cat /etc/amd/master
# /automount amd.home
# ( /automount may be any string you want, normally /home.)
(Makoto Fujiwara)