SUMMARY: adminsuite/jumpstart and NIS map "timezone"

From: Stefan Voss (
Date: Mon May 11 1998 - 09:30:47 CDT



I have recently upgraded one machine from Solaris 2.5 to 2.5.1 Server
(HW: 11/97). I succesfully installed AdminSuite. Then i wanted to set
up jumpstart. When opening the Host Manager, it complains:
  Couldn't find server for map: Timezone
Our name service is (still) NIS, and our NIS servers still run SunOS 4.1.3.
When i look into the NIS Makefile, i see an entry for such a map, but i
remember, that there was no source for this map ( should have been something
like /etc/timezone ) when i set up NIS (2 or 3 years ago). So i disabled
this entry an no one complained about this - until now.
How does this map (or better: it's source) look ?


Each entry in the time zone file has the form




This is mentioned in the Solaris man pages, unfortunately, i consulted only the
man pages from SunOS 4.1.3... My fault. Sorry for not RTFM.

It is not specified, whether the domainname is a NIS(+) domain or an DNS domain,
however, i used in my case the first form (with one entry for each host). This
works perfect and currently i am doing my first JumpStart installation.


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