Solaris 2.3 install, NIS, NIS+, or none?

Solaris 2.3 install, NIS, NIS+, or none?

Post by WiseG » Wed, 30 Mar 1994 00:56:00



We are installing Solaris 2.3 on a machine that had been running 4.1.3.
We want to run DNS, but the installation only asks if we want NIS, NIS+
client or None.  To use DNS, should we select one option over the others?
or are all equally usable for configuring DNS?
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Solaris 2.3 install, NIS, NIS+, or none?

Post by math » Wed, 30 Mar 1994 23:53:55




>We are installing Solaris 2.3 on a machine that had been running 4.1.3.
>We want to run DNS, but the installation only asks if we want NIS, NIS+
>client or None.  To use DNS, should we select one option over the others?
>or are all equally usable for configuring DNS?

If you want DNS, but don't want NIS or NIS+, you should choose None.
Then make the one-line change to the nsswitch.conf file (see the FAQ).

Unfortunately, although you no longer *have* to run NIS, Sun are still
evangelically keen on it, and seem to have written all the manuals on
the assumption that only an idiot would choose not to run that
wonderful NIS+.

mathew

 
 
 

Solaris 2.3 install, NIS, NIS+, or none?

Post by Rob Heal » Thu, 31 Mar 1994 05:12:16




>We are installing Solaris 2.3 on a machine that had been running 4.1.3.
>We want to run DNS, but the installation only asks if we want NIS, NIS+
>client or None.  To use DNS, should we select one option over the others?
>or are all equally usable for configuring DNS?

        After installation edit the /etc/nsswitch.conf file and add the
        keyword dns to the hosts line. At the install prompt choose whatever
        you have now, NIS or files/none. After the install is complete go
        back and fix up the /etc/nsswitch.conf and /etc/resolv.conf files.

        See nsswitch.conf man page for*details.

                -Rob

 
 
 

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