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NIS Screen

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Last Modified 2022-05-07 15:31 EDT

Use the Directory Services > NIS screen to configure Network Information Service on your TrueNAS. NIS is a client–server directory service protocol for distributing system configuration data such as user and host names between computers on a computer network.

DirectoryServicesNIS

SettingDescription
NIS DomainEnter a name and list any NIS domain host names or IP addresses. Press Enter to separate server entries.
NIS ServersEnter a name and list any NIS server host names or IP addresses. Press Enter to separate server entries.
Secure ModeSelect to have ypbind(8) refuse to bind to any NIS server not running as root on a TCP port over 1024.
ManycastSelect for ypbind to bind to the fastest responding server.
EnableSelect to enable the configuration. Leave checkbox clear to disable the configuration without deleting it.

Use SAVE save configuration settings.

Use REBUILD DIRECTORY SERVICE CACHE to resync the cache if it becomes out of sync or fewer users than expected are available in the permissions editors.

For more information see Setting NIS.