This chapter explains how to resolve problems encountered on networks running NIS. It
covers problems seen on an NIS client and those seen on an NIS
Before trying to debug an NIS server or client, review Chapter 4, Network Information Service (NIS) (Overview) which
explains the NIS environment. Then look for the subheading in this section that
best describes your problem.
Note - The NIS service is managed by the Service Management Facility. Administrative actions on
this service, such as enabling, disabling, or restarting, can be performed by using
the svcadm command. See NIS and the Service Management Facility for more information about using SMF with NIS.
For an overview of SMF, refer to Chapter 16, Managing Services (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration. Also refer to the svcadm(1M)
and svcs(1) man pages for more details.
NIS services can also be started and stopped by using the ypstart
and ypstop commands. See the ypstart(1M) and ypstop(1M) man pages for more information.