Starting and Stopping NIS Service on the Master Server
Now that the master maps are created, you can start the NIS daemons
on the master server and begin service. When you enable the NIS service,
ypserv and ypbind start on the server. When a client requests information from
the server, ypserv is the daemon that answers information requests from clients
after looking them up in the NIS maps. The ypserv and ypbind daemons
are administered as a unit.
There are three ways that NIS service can be started or stopped
on a server:
By automatically invoking the /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypstart script during the boot process
By using the Service Management Facility svcadm enable <fmri> and svcadm disable <fmri> commands from the command line
See svcadm(1M) for more information about SMF.
By using the ypstart(1M) and ypstop(1M) commands from the command line
Starting NIS Service Automatically
After the NIS master server has been configured by running ypinit, ypstart is
automatically invoked to start up ypserv when the machine is booted. See Setting Up the Master Server With ypinit.
Starting and Stopping NIS From the Command Line
Use the Service Management Facility svcadm commands or the ypstart/ypstop commands to start
and stop NIS from the command line. When using svcadm, the instance name is
needed only if you are running more than one instance of the
service. For more information, see NIS and the Service Management Facility, or see the svcadm(1M), ypstart(1M), and ypstop(1M)
To begin NIS service from the command line, run the svcadm enable command or the
# svcadm enable network/nis/server:<instance>
# svcadm enable network/nis/client:<instance>
Note - Because there is a slight delay before ypserv is ready to respond to
calls after startup, you should issue a three to five second sleep after
svcadm when calling it from inside a program or script.
To stop NIS service, run the svcadm disable command or the ypstop.
# svcadm disable network/nis/server:<instance>
# svcadm disable network/nis/client:<instance>
To stop and immediately restart an NIS service, use the svcadm restart command.
# svcadm restart network/nis/server:<instance>
# svcadm restart network/nis/client:<instance>