SUMMARY Re: NIS server Solaris 2.5 and slave 2.7

From: Lucio Chiappetti (
Date: Thu Sep 28 2000 - 02:40:49 CDT

On Wed, 27 Sep 2000, Lucio Chiappetti wrote:

about upgrading a NIS slave server from 2.5.1 NISkit to 2.7

> 1) is it correct there is no "yp" script on the 2.7 system ? Or was it
> because the OS was installed as client, and later configured as
> slave server ?
> 2) can we SAFELY move the 2.5 "yp" script to the 2.7 system and use it ?
> 3) if not can anybody mail us a correct "yp" script for a 2.7 ?

The general consensus was that there is no "yp" script, the "rpc" script
should do it, but one can always call the individual script manually, and they
are /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypstart and /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypstop

As additional comments it was noted :

Make sure have these two Solaris 7 packages installed :
   system SUNWypr NIS Server for Solaris (root)
   system SUNWypu NIS Server for Solaris (usr)

Get the NIS documentation for 2.7 from, you'll need
this since NIS changed a lot between 2.5.1 and 2.7!

Thanks to Jan M. STANKOVSKY David Evans Patrick Nolan Martin Oksnevad Ronald
Loftin Leonard, Roger Darren Dunham David Foster

I'll pass all info to my colleagues when he comes in (sorry this is a
procedure involving three different persons ...)

Lucio Chiappetti - IFCTR/CNR - via Bassini 15 - I-20133 Milano (Italy)
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