Survey on NIS configuration and experience

Survey on NIS configuration and experience

Post by Saqib Jang - SunSoft Product Marketi » Sat, 24 Apr 1993 05:17:14



Please take a few minutes to respond to the following survey on your company's
NIS (formerly known as "YP") network configuration and experience with NIS+
Your input will be very helpful to SunSoft in planning transition and
interoperability strategies for naming and directory services.


by end of day April 29, 1993.  

I.NIS CONFIGURATION. This section pertains to information about your
  companys' or sites' NIS network.

  a. Approximately, how many NIS users does your network have?

  b. Approximately, how many NIS domains does your network have?

  b1.If you currently have one domain, do you see a need for having
     more than one domain?

  b2. If you currently have more than one NIS domain, what is the reason
     for having more than one NIS domain?

  c. Approximately, how many slave servers does an NIS domain have?

  d. Typically, what types of replica servers does an NIS domains have?
     [CHECK ONE]

     ___All Sun systems   ___Mostly Sun's  ___Mostly Non-Suns    ___All Non-Suns

    ___Other Explain:_____________

  e. On average, how freqently are NIS maps updated?

  f. Does you present NIS configuration provide adequate performance?

  g. What other network services (if any) do NIS typically servers run?
     [CHECK ALL THAT APPLY]

     ____None  ___DNS Name Service   ___NFS File Service   ___Data Base Service
     ____Mail forwarding   ___Home directories   ___Xhost service
     ____Other: Explain

  h. How are NIS domains organized? Is the domain organziation based on physical
     or logical layout of your company? [CHECK ONE]

     Physical criteria: ___Bldg  ___Floor  ___Geographic Location  
                        ___Other:Explain_________________________

     Logical criteria:  ___Functional group (e.g. engineering or manufacturing)
                        ___Business Unit
                        ___Other: Explain_________________________

  i. Are the NIS domains administered centrally or autonomously or a
     combination thereof? [CHECK ONE]

     ___All Centrally    _____Mostly Centrally   ____Mostly Autonomously
     ___All Autonomously   ____Combination    
     ___Other:Explain_____________________________________________

  j. How are the system administration resources (for tasks such as
     adding/relocating users and systems) deployed within the company?
     [CHECK ONE]

     Physical criteria: ___Bldg  ___Floor  ___Geographic Location  
                        ___Other:Explain_________________________

     Logical criteria:  ___Functional group (e.g. engineering or manufacturing)
                        ___Business Unit
                        ___Other: Explain_________________________

  h. Are there changes desired or planned in how administration resources
     are deployed? If "Yes", please explain.

  k. What is the level of interaction between different NIS domains?
     (e.g. do administrators share responsibilities or have to talk to each
     other do users need to access data and login to systems
     in different NIS domains)

  l. What are the limitations of NIS with respect to your company's existing
     or future administration requirements? (List and Explain).

II NIS+ EXPEREINCE. This sections pertains to your companys' experience with
   NIS+. NIS+ is a completely new replacement for NIS providing support
   for domain hierarchies, automatic and immediate updating and security.
   It is a component of ONC+ Solaris 2.x operating system and is being actively
   marketed by SunSoft to multivendor platform vendors.

  a. What is your companys' level of experience with NIS+?
     (Check all that apply)

   ___None--->Would you like product literature sent to you? ___Yes ___No
      If "Yes" Please give mail address:

   ___Attended SunSoft presentations/reviewed marketing literature
   ___Reviewed product documentation
   ___Testing in progress
   ___Testing planned ---> Within ___6Mo   ___12Mo   ___18Mo   ___24Mo
   ___Deployment in progress
   ___Deployment planned--->Within ___6Mo  ___12Mo   ___18Mo   ___24Mo

  b. Which features of NIS+ are especially desired by your company?
     (Please list and be as specific as possible)

  c. How has your company's overall experience been with NIS+?
     (Please be as specific as possible)

III. NAMING/DIRECTORY INTEROPERABILITY: This section addresses interoperability
     requirements among naming and directory services.

    a. Does your company currently have PC LANs installed? [CHECK ALL THAT
       APPLY]

        ___Novell NetWare       ___Banyan Vines    ___Microsoft LAN Manager

        ___Other:Explain:__________________________________________

    b. Are there existing or planned requirements for interaction between
        PC LAN and NIS/NIS+ networks? [chcek all that apply]

        __Shared Admin responsiblity
        __Data access across PC LAN/NIS networks
        __Login prevliges across PC LAN/NIS networks
        __Other(explain):___________________________________________________

   c. Comments regarding interoperability of NIS/NIS+ and other naming/directory
      services:

Thank You

 
 
 

1. NIS problem on multivendor nis configuration

Hello, I have a NIS configuration with the following servers:

master - sunos 4.1.2
slave  - AIX v3.1
slave  - AIX v3.2
slave  - risc/os 4.52

I have a aliases source file and aliases maps on the master. Whey I try to
push the aliases map to the servers I get:

bsparc# yppush -v mail.aliases
Finding NIS servers:Map ypslaves.bsparc unknown NIS client error code -- using y
pservers
 bibmrs2 bsparc bibm6k bcmips
bcmips has been called.
bibm6k has been called.
bsparc has been called.
bibmrs2 has been called.
Status received from ypxfr on bsparc:
        Transfer not done:  master's version isn't newer.
No response from ypxfr on bibmrs2
No response from ypxfr on bibm6k
No response from ypxfr on bcmips

In other words it doesn't work. But if I push a different map like:

bsparc# yppush -v ypservers
Finding NIS servers:Map ypslaves.bsparc unknown NIS client error code -- using y
pservers
 bibmrs2 bsparc bibm6k bcmips
bcmips has been called.
bibm6k has been called.
bsparc has been called.
bibmrs2 has been called.
Status received from ypxfr on bibm6k:
        Transfer not done:  master's version isn't newer.
Status received from ypxfr on bcmips:
        Transfer not done:  master's version isn't newer.
Status received from ypxfr on bibmrs2:
        Transfer not done:  master's version isn't newer.
Status received from ypxfr on bsparc:
        Transfer not done:  master's version isn't newer.

(In other words it works as designed)

Any ideas why aliases doesn't push but others do?

thanks,
Don

Don Hamparian - VAX/VMS Systems Support
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