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       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 dbname
       /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  master  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 values.

              Don't check for NIS key and data limit.




       makedbm was written by Thorsten Kukuk <>.