RPC.YPUPDATED(1M) Maintenance Commands RPC.YPUPDATED(1M)


NAME


rpc.ypupdated, ypupdated - server for changing NIS information

SYNOPSIS


/usr/lib/netsvc/yp/rpc.ypupdated [-is]


DESCRIPTION


ypupdated is a daemon that updates information in the Network Information
Service (NIS). ypupdated consults the updaters(4) file in the /var/yp
directory to determine which NIS maps should be updated and how to change
them.


By default, the daemon requires the most secure method of authentication
available to it, either DES (secure) or UNIX (insecure).


On start up, ypupdated checks for the existence of a NIS to LDAP (N2L)
configuration file, /var/yp/NISLDAPmapping. If the file is present,
ypupdated generates an informational message and exits. ypupdated is not
supported in N2L mode.

OPTIONS


-i
Accept RPC calls with the insecure AUTH_UNIX credentials. This
allows programmatic updating of the NIS maps in all networks.


-s
Accept only calls authenticated using the secure RPC mechanism
(AUTH_DES authentication). This disables programmatic updating of
the NIS maps unless the network supports these calls.


FILES


/var/yp/updaters
Configuration file for rpc.updated command.


/var/yp/NISLDAPmapping
Configuration file for N2L


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Evolving |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


keyserv(1M), updaters(4), NISLDAPmapping(4), attributes(5)


NOTES


The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun Yellow
Pages (YP). The functionality of the two services remains the same. Only
the name has changed. The name Yellow Pages is a registered trademark in
the United Kingdom of British Telecommunications PLC, and it must not be
used without permission.


March 20, 2003 RPC.YPUPDATED(1M)