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NAME

domainname -- set or print name of current YP/NIS domain

SYNOPSIS

domainname [ypdomain]

DESCRIPTION

The domainname utility prints the name of the current YP/NIS domain. The super-user can set the domain name by supplying an argument; this is usu- ally done at boot time by setting the nisdomainname variable in /etc/rc.conf.

NOTA BENE

The YP/NIS (formerly ``Yellow Pages'' but renamed for legal reasons) domain name does not necessarily have anything to do with the Domain Name System domain name, although they are often set equal for administrative convenience.

SEE ALSO

getdomainname(3), rc.conf(5)

HISTORY

The domainname command appeared in FreeBSD 1.1, based on a similar com- mand in SunOS. DragonFly 3.7 September 18, 1994 DragonFly 3.7