Updates information in Network Information Service (NIS) maps.
/usr/lib/netsvc/yp/rpc.ypupdated [ -i ] [ -s ]
The ypupdated daemon updates information in Network Information Service (NIS) maps. Before it can update information, however, the daemon consults the updaters file in the /var/yp directory to determine which NIS maps should be updated and how they should be changed.
By default, the ypupdated daemon requires the most secure method of authentication available to it, either DES (secure) or UNIX (insecure).
The ypupdated daemon is started and stopped by the following System Resource Controller (SRC) commands:
startsrc -s ypupdated stopsrc -s ypupdated
|-s||Accepts only calls authenticated using the secure Remote Procedure Call (RPC) mechanism (AUTH_DES authentication). This disables programmatic updating of NIS maps unless the network supports these calls.|
|-i||Accepts RPC calls with the insecure AUTH_UNIX credentials. This allows programmatic updating of NIS maps in all networks.|
To start the ypupdated daemon from the command line, enter:
startsrc -s ypupdated
|A makefile for updating NIS maps.|
The startsrc command.
The keyserv daemon.
Network Information Service (NIS) Overview for System Management, Network File System (NFS) Overview for System Management, NIS Maps in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.
System Resource Controller Overview in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.
Remote Procedure Call Overview for Programming in AIX Version 4.3 Communications Programming Concepts.
List of NIS Commands.