SUMMARY: NIS/NIS+ on multiple subnets

From: Christopher Ciborowski <>
Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 14:56:59 EDT
Thanks for the the quick response.  Many thanks to:

Damon Cassell
Mathew Alexander
Mark Hargrave
Mike Salehi
Mike DeMarco

The answer is a resounding yes, you can span multiple subnets with a single
NIS/NIS+ master without having it multihomed.  Use NIS slaves/NIS+ replicas
on each subnet and initialize the clients to use the local NIS server.
Also, remember to use the securenets file to permit the map transfers.

Thanks again,


I have a quick question:

We have encountered a situations where we will need to have a NIS or NIS+
master span multiple subnets.  The question is can this be done, and if so,
can it be done with routing to the multiple networks?  According to the Sun
docs, each master should be multihomed to each network (i.e. 4 subnets, 4
network interfaces, and a slave in each subnet).

I will summarize.

Received on Thu Apr 19 19:56:59 2001

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