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NIS server question on NIM master

Becke
Super Advisor

NIS server question on NIM master

Hi Guys

I'm devising a plan to configure NIS server and it's clients so user management can be controled by a master node only....

My question is can I use my existing NIM server to configure that as a master NIS server ???
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Becke
Super Advisor

Re: NIS server question on NIM master


further to my email, can we actually make my existing unix machine as NIS server so users can be replicated to it's clients etc ? instead of considering nim server ?
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: NIS server question on NIM master

> [...] it's clients [...]

its clients

> [...] can I use my existing NIM server to
> configure that as a master NIS server ???

What's a "NIM server"? Something to do with
AIX? Anything to do with user authorization?

> [...] my existing unix machine [...]

With my weak psychic powers, I don't know
much about "my existing unix machine" or what
it can or can't do.
Becke
Super Advisor

Re: NIS server question on NIM master


Hi Steven

Thanks for the reply, im doing a bit of reading on internet, i will let u know if i need any further help...

YEs NIM is one my aix machines...

thanks
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: NIS server question on NIM master

> YEs NIM is one my aix machines...

Doesn't "uname -a" work there? It does on my
AIX system.

It's not proof, but I can't think of a good reason why an AIX system couldn't be an NIS
master server. Of course, I also know
nothing about any of the prospective client
systems.

> [...] im doing a bit of reading on internet
> [...]

I'm

While you're out there, see if you can find
the page which explains how to ask a
technical question.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: NIS server question on NIM master

For example:

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Its advice is not perfect, but it's better
than nothing.