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11.2. Updating NIS maps

If you modify the sources for the NIS maps (for example if you create a new user by adding the account to the passwd file), you need to regenerate the NIS maps. This is done by a simple

    % make -C /var/yp

This command will check which sources have changed, creates the maps new and tell ypserv that the maps have changed.

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