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All About Administering NIS+ Paperback – 18 Jul 1994

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (18 July 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0133095762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0133095760
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,045,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is written for system and network administrators to describe: understanding NIS+; planning for NIS+, either as a new installation or as an upgrade; setting up NIS+; administering NIS+.



1. Understanding Network Information Services. 2. Understanding the NIS+ Namespace. 3. Understanding NIS+ Tables and Information. 4. Understanding NIS+ Security. 5. Understanding the Name Service Switch.


6. Planning and Transition Guidelines. 7. Building a Prototype NIS+ Namespace. 8. Designing the NIS+ Namespace. 9. Selecting NIS+ Security Measures. 10. Using NIS Compatibility Mode. 11. Satisfying Prerequisites to Transition. 12. Implementing the Transition.


13. Setup Guidelines. 14. Setting Up an NIS+ Namespace Using the NIS+ Scripts. 15. Setting Up the Root Domain. 16. Setting Up NIS+ Tables. 17. Setting Up an NIS+ Client. 18. Setting Up NIS+ Servers. 19. Setting Up a Non-Root Domain. 20. Setting Up the Name Service Switch.


21. Administering NIS+ Groups. 22. Administering NIS+ Credentials. 23. Administering NIS+ Access Rights. 24. Administering NIS+ Directories. 25. Administering NIS+ Tables.


A. Information in NIS+ Tables. B. Pre-Setup Worksheets. C. NIS+ Scripts Error Messages. D. NIS+ API.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Feb. 2000
Format: Paperback
This Book Saved my life... When I started my job as systems admin at the University of East London. The NIS+Server crashed and died.. The sunsoft guide was virtual unusable , I found this book on the shelf in my office all bookmarked with post-it notes.
Obviously, the guy I replaced loved this book as well.. Anyway this is one of a few books that I actually read.. Well worth the money, we wouldn't have a network if it wasn't for Rick Ramsey and his wonderful book..
Keith Long, Unix Adminstrator, Duncan House, UEL, London England.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Good reference for NIS+, if you have run NIS(yp) before. 22 April 1999
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The first half of the book is an very good resource in helping you to learn some of the in's and out's of NIS+. The only problem I have with the first half is the fact that it is slanted for use in an existing NIS network. The last half consists of step by step procedures in setting up NIS+ and administrative tips for NIS+. These would be great, except for the simple fact that some of the commands listed in the setup portion simply do not work. The book is up to date if you are running Solaris 2.3 thru 2.5, but not for 2.6 or Solaris 7. The book needs another revision.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Only book about NIS+ 14 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Any Solaris admin in a NIS+ environment needs this book. There is no other one, expect the Sun course material which old UNIX guys don't have. I could solve my NIS+ problems with this book and I count it as a member of my survival kit. It shows the transition from NIS to NIS+ as well as the administration of NIS+ with all it's awkard commands. NIS+ is a nightmare, but therefore one needs this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
NIS+ Essential 13 Oct. 2001
By Bob Clemmons - Published on
Format: Paperback
I've never set up NIS+ before and the book was invaluable to me for setting up NIS+. Not only does it give the essential information, but it's approach plays to the impatient as well as those who want to understand everything that is going on. It gives both the quick setup approach and the more detailed approach so you can really understand what you are doing. I have not seen a book with this kind of approach before, so it was a bit confusing at first, but without hesitation I recommend this book for those who want to set up NIS+.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Great Reference and Guide. 7 Nov. 2001
By forrie - Published on
Format: Paperback
Provides us with a very comprehensive and detailed instruction to Administering Nis+. This book is invaluable for this tedious and complex art. Thank you Mr. Ramsey for providing us with such a needed reference book.
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent work, Makes NIS+ even easier 8 May 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
I would have been up the river without a paddle without this book. One of the best references on NIS+ available.
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