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SunOS man pages : fnselect (1)

Maintenance Commands                                 fnselect(1M)


fnselect - select a specific naming service to use for the FNS Initial Context


fnselect [ -D ] fnselect naming-service


fnselect is used to set the specified naming service to be used to construct the bindings in the FNS Initial Context. This setting affects the entire machine and affects applica- tions that make subsequent calls to fn_ctx_handle_from_initial(3XFN). This setting can be changed only by an administrator who has root privilege on the machine.


-D Displays the actual naming service used to generate the FNS Initial Context.


naming-service The following are possible values for naming-service: default Use the FNS default algorithm for determining the target naming service. nisplus Use NIS+ as the target naming service. nis Use NIS as the target naming service. files Use /etc files as the target naming service.


When the default option is selected, FNS determines the underlying naming service using the following algorithm: o First, it checks for NIS+ with FNS installed. o If the result is TRUE, then FNS assumes nisplus as the underlying naming service. o Otherwise, it checks if the system is a NIS client. o If TRUE, FNS assumes nis as the underlying naming ser- vice. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 21 Jul 1996 1 Maintenance Commands fnselect(1M) o Otherwise, FNS assumes /etc files. fnselect without any arguments displays the service currently selected for the Initial Context (one of default, nisplus, nis, or files). When the -D option is specified and the current setting is default, fnselect will use the algorithm that is used by FNS and display the actual naming service used for the FNS Ini- tial Context.


Example 1: Using The fnselect Command The command example% fnselect nisplus will select NIS+ as the underlying naming service for the FNS Initial Context. The command example% fnselect will print the naming service currently being used to gen- erate the FNS Initial Context.


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See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWfns | |_____________________________|_____________________________|


fnbind(1), fnlist(1), fnlookup(1), fnunbind(1), fncreate(1M), fncreate_fs(1M), fncreate_printer(1M), fndestroy(1M), fn_ctx_handle_from_initial(3XFN), attributes(5) , fns(5), fns_initial_context(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 21 Jul 1996 2