ypupdated is a daemon that updates information in the Network Information Service (NIS), normally started up by inetd.8c ypupdated consults the file updaters.5 in the directory /var/yp to determine which NIS maps should be updated and how to change them.
By default, the daemon requires the most secure method of authentication available to it, either DES (secure) or UNIX (insecure).
[a manual with the abbreviation ADMIN]
[a manual with the abbreviation NETP]
The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun Yellow Pages (YP). The functionality of the two remains the same; only the name has changed. The name Yellow Pages is a registered trademark in the United Kingdom of British Telecommunications plc, and may not be used without permission.
Created by unroff & hp-tools. © by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97