Changing a Machine's NIS Domain
To change the NIS domain name of a machine, do the following.
How to Change a Machine's NIS Domain Name
- Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.
Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Chapter 9, Using Role-Based Access Control (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Security Services.
- Edit the machine's /etc/defaultdomain file, exchanging its present contents with the new domain
name for the machine.
For example, if the current domain name is sales.doc.com, you might change it
- Run domainname `cat /etc/defaultdomain'
- Set the machine up as an NIS client, slave, or master server.
See for Chapter 5, Setting Up and Configuring NIS Service for details.