force propagation of a changed NIS map
/usr/sbin/yppush [-v] [-d ypdomain] mapname
The yppush command copies a new version of the named
Network Information Service (NIS) map from the master NIS server
to the slave NIS servers.
yppush takes the following options:
Print messages when each server is called,
and for each response.
If this flag is omitted, only error messages are printed.
Specify a ypdomain other than the default domain.
yppush is normally run only on the master
NIS server by the Makefile in /var/yp
after the master databases are changed.
It first constructs a list of NIS
server hosts by reading the NIS map ypservers
within the ypdomain,
or if the map is not set up,
the local file is used.
Keys within the map ypservers are the ASCII
names of the machines on which the NIS servers run.
A ``transfer map'' request is sent to the
NIS server at each host,
along with the information needed by the transfer agent (the program
that actually moves the map) to call back the yppush.
When the attempt has completed (successfully
or not), and the transfer agent has sent yppush
a status message, the results may be printed to stdout.
Messages are also printed when a transfer is not possible; for
instance when the request message is
undeliverable, or when the timeout period
on responses has expired.
for an overview of the NIS service.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004