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There is a NIS service running on the front end server, so you
only need to add accounts on this and remake the NIS maps. E.g
useradd -d /users/bloggs -s /bin/tcsh bloggs
useradd -d /home/joe -u 569 -g research joe
You may need to edit the MINUID and MINGID in /var/yp/Makefile if your
userid falls below the default minimum (usually MINUID is 500 and MINGID
If you want to use an existing external NIS service you must
change the domainname and the file /etc/yp.conf on each compute host to
give the correct domainname for your external NIS service and ypserver.
See the section on firewalls. The domainname is typically read from
the variable NISDOMAIN in the file /etc/sysconfig/network on each
compute node when it boots.