YPSERV.CONFSection: Reference Manual (5)
Updated: October 2002
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NAMEypserv.conf - configuration file for ypserv and rpc.ypxfrd
DESCRIPTIONypserv.conf is an ASCII file which contains some options for ypserv. It also contains a list of rules for special host and map access for ypserv and rpc.ypxfrd. This file will be read by ypserv and rpc.ypxfrd at startup, or when receiving a SIGHUP signal.
There is one entry per line. If the line is a option line, the format is:
- option: <argument>
The line for an access rule has the format:
All rules are tried one by one. If no match is found, access to a map is allowed.
Following options exist:
- files: 30
- This option specifies, how many database files should be cached by ypserv. If 0 is specified, caching is disabled. Decreasing this number is only possible, if ypserv is restarted.
- trusted_master: server
If this option is set on a slave server, new maps from the host
will be accepted as master. The default is, that
no trusted master is set and new maps will not be accepted.
- slp: [yes|<no>|domain]
- If this option is enabled and SLP support compiled in, the NIS server registers itself on a SLP server. If the variable is set to domain, an attribute domain with a comma seperated list of supported domainnames is set. Else this attribute will not be set.
- xfr_check_port: [<yes>|no]
- With this option enabled, the NIS master server have to run on a port < 1024. The default is "yes" (enabled).
The field descriptions for the access rule lines are:
IP address. Wildcards are allowed.
131.234. = 188.8.131.52/255.255.0.0
- specifies the domain, for which this rule should be applied. An asterix as wildcard is allowed.
- name of the map, or asterisk for all maps.
- one of none, port, deny:
- always allow access.
- allow access if from port < 1024. Otherwise do not allow access.
- deny access to this map.
SEE ALSOypserv(8), rpc.ypxfrd(8)
WARNINGSThe access rules for special maps are no real improvement in security, but they make the life a little bit harder for a potential hacker.
BUGSSolaris clients don't use privileged ports. All security options which depend on privileged ports cause big problems on Solaris clients.
AUTHORThorsten Kukuk <firstname.lastname@example.org>