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Version information

  • 1.1.0 (latest)
  • 1.0.0 (deleted)
released Jan 22nd 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 3.x
  • Puppet 3.x
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'ericsson-nisclient', '1.1.0'
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bolt module add ericsson-nisclient
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install ericsson-nisclient --version 1.1.0

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Tags: nis, yp, nisclient, qas, vas


ericsson/nisclient — version 1.1.0 Jan 22nd 2016


Puppet module to manage a NIS client

Build Status



This module has been tested to work on the following systems with Puppet v3 (with and without the future parser) and Puppet v4 with Ruby versions 1.8.7, 1.9.3, 2.0.0 and 2.1.0.

  • EL 5
  • EL 6
  • Suse 11
  • Solaris 10
  • Solaris 11
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS




NIS domain name

  • Default: value of domain fact


NIS server hostname or IP

  • Default: ''


Boolean. On Linux, enable ypbind broadcast mode. If both broadcast and server options are specified, broadcast mode will be used.

  • Default: false


ensure attribute for NIS client package

  • Default: installed


String or Array of NIS client package(s). 'USE_DEFAULTS' will use platform specific defaults provided by the module.

  • Default: 'USE_DEFAULTS'


ensure attribute for NIS client service

  • Default: running


String name of NIS client service. 'USE_DEFAULTS' will use platform specific defaults provided by the module.

  • Default: 'USE_DEFAULTS'