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Very basic NIS client module


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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Jun 27th 2016

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'sjoeboo-nis', '0.1.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add sjoeboo-nis
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install sjoeboo-nis --version 0.1.0

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sjoeboo/nis — version 0.1.0 Jun 27th 2016


Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with nis
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Pretty simple NIS client module.

Sets up a NIS client via ypbind/yp.conf, for either a broadcast domain, or list of servers specifically. Does NOT modify nsswitch/authconfig/pam/etc. This JUST sets up NIS. Making your auth' stack use it is up to you.


What nis affects OPTIONAL

  • ypbind package
  • ypbind service
  • /etc/yp.conf

Beginning with nis

puppet module install sjoeboo-nis


include ::nis


package: String Package name to manage Default 'ypbind'

domain: String NIS domain to join/use, Default 'nis'

servers: Array NIS servers to use if not using a broadcast domain Default []

broadcast: Boolean Toggle broadcast on/off. Default false


This is fairly Redhat (family, ie CentOS, etc) sepecific, though, basic. PR's welcome!