How to Install and Configure the QAS NIS Components on Linux / Unix (non Solaris)?
Installing and Configuring the QAS NIS Components
To ensure that the NIS proxy agent daemon,vasypd, does not cause any system hangs when you install, configure,
or upgrade it, follow the steps for each supported Unix platform outlined in this section.
Note:Before installing and configuring the QAS NIS components, you should have previously installed
the QAS agent software and joined the Unix machine to an Active Directory domain.
Installing and Configuring the Linux NIS Client Components
You can find thevasyp .rpm file in the client directory for your Linux operating system on the installation media.
To install and configurevasyp on Linux
1.Ensure that the system ypserv daemon is stopped by running the following as root.
# /etc/init.d/ypserv stop
Note:You do not need to do this if you have not previously configured ypserv.
Note:This option is not available on SuSE Linux (10.2) or on Red Hat.
2.Ensure that the system ypserv daemon is not configured to start at system boot time.
The commands for doing this vary for the different supported Linux distributions. Please see your operating
system documentation for instructions on disabling system services.
3.Ensure that the system ypbind daemon is not running by entering the following command
# /etc/init.d/ypbind stop
4.Ensure that the system ypbind daemon is configured to start at system boot time.
The commands for doing this vary for the different supported Linux distributions. Please see your operating system documentation for instructions on enabling system services.
5.As root, mount the QAS installation CD, change directories into the linux directory, and run the following
# rpm -Uvh vasyp-<version>.<build number>.rpm
As part of the install process,vasyp is registered with chkconfig to start at system boot time.
6.Configure the ypbind daemon to only talk to NIS servers on the local network interface by modifying
/etc/yp.confto contain only the following entry:
You can use eitherlocalhost or the actual hostname.
7.Set the system NIS domain name to match the Active Directory domain to which you are joined by running the
following command as root:
# domainname example.com
whereexample.com is the domain to which your machine has been joined.
Set the NIS domain name permanently on Red Hat Linux by modifying/etc/sysconfig/network to have
the following option:
whereexample.com is the Active Directory domain to which the machine is joined.
On SUSE Linux, modify the/etc/defaultdomain file to include only example.com where example.com is
the Active Directory domain to which you are joined.
8.Start vasyp with the following command:
# /etc/init.d/vasypd start
9.Start ypbind with the following command
# /etc/init.d/ypbind start
You can now use the NIS utilities likeypwhich and ypcat to query vasyp for NIS map data