The instructions there and in the FAQ work, but don't forget about the
12 hr wait period in between a few of the steps. It is a good idea to
change the TTL on the tables before doing this, otherwise all your
clients will not work.
I ignored those parts of the instructions and wound up doing
sys-unconfigs on about a dozen workstations. However, if you're
changing your address space around like I did, it had to be done
On Wed, 10 Feb 1999 18:03:23 -0500, Robert Kingsbury III
>> Since our ISP is changing their service provider we are getting
>> new ip addresses. I am running Solaris 2.6 and nis+ here. The nis+
>> has only one domain, the root domain, with a root master and (2)
>> replicas. According to the only faq I can locate:
>> http://wugate.wustl.edu/~rachelle/nis+faq2.html you have to basically
>> rebuild your nis+ master server to change its IP address.
>> Does anybody have any other suggestions as to a better way of doing this?
>I am going to be facing the same problem soon but I think I may have
>found something that might work or not (I haven't examined the man page
>or anything else yet). On page 318 of Rick Ramsey's book "All about
>administering NIS+", I found a reference to changing IP addresses on
> To update the IP addresses of one or more servers, use the -a option.
> nisupdkeys -a <directory>
> nisupdkeys -a -H <server-name>
>Hopefully, this will let you keep the master server without having to
>rebuild it from scratch. I had to do that once when our subnet was
>changed - I did not enjoy that particular experience.
> Incidently, the book I mentioned is the exact same thing that can be
>found by poking around in docs.sun.com
>Robert Kingsbury III
>Clemson University Genomics Institute