MAKEDBM(8)                                                          MAKEDBM(8)

       makedbm - create or dump a ypserv database file

       /usr/lib/yp/makedbm  [  -a  |  -r  ]  [  -b ] [ -c ] [ -s ] [ -l ] [ -i
       YP_INPUT_NAME ] [ -o YP_OUTPUT_NAME ] [ -m YP_MASTER_NAME  ]  inputfile
       /usr/lib/yp/makedbm -u dbname
       /usr/lib/yp/makedbm -c
       /usr/lib/yp/makedbm --version

       makedbm  takes the inputfile and converts it to a ypserv database file.
       In the moment, GDBM is used as database. Each line of the input file is
       converted  to  a  single  record. All characters up to the first TAB or
       SPACE are the key, and the rest of the line is the data.  makedbm  does
       not treat `#' as a special character.

       -a     Special  support  for mail aliases. We couldn't use sendmail for
              it, since sendmail uses db, but ypserv gdbm as database  format.

       -b     Insert  the  YP_INTERDOMAIN  into  the  output.  This key causes
              ypserv(8) to use DNS for host name and address lookups for hosts
              not found in the maps.

       -c     send  a YPPROC_CLEAR to the local ypserv(8).  This causes ypserv
              to invalidate all cached entries.

       -l     Convert the keys of the given map to lower case.

       -i YP_INPUT_NAME
              Create a special entry with the key YP_INPUT_NAME.

       -m YP_MASTER_NAME
              Create a special entry with the key YP_MASTER_NAME.  If no  mas-
              ter  host  name  is specified, YP_MASTER_NAME will be set to the
              local host name.

       -o YP_OUTPUT_NAME
              Create a special entry with the key YP_OUTPUT_NAME.

       -r     Handle `#' as comment sign and remove the comment.

       -s     Secure map. Accept connections from  secure  NIS  networks  only
              (reserved ports).

       -u dbname
              Dump a ypserv database file. Prints out the file in text format,
              one entry per line, with a single  space  separating  keys  from

              Don't check for NIS key and data limit.


       makedbm was written by Thorsten Kukuk <>.

YP Server                         August 2001                       MAKEDBM(8)