Nis maps not updating
In addition, other servers may build local /etc/passwd and shadow files from the NIS password database as necessary.For instance, the High Performance Computing (research) domain is used to build local passwd and shadow files on the head and management nodes of the HPC clusters.
The following options are available: The passwd and shadow files are located under the specified directory path.
rpc.yppasswdd will use this files, not /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow.
can be used to identify NIS maps that are out of synchronization even after a map transfer has been requested or scheduled.
It is often used to see if a change has taken place.
After a new map is built, it is generally pushed to other servers using a client's NIS domain binding, and the availability of master servers for various maps in the domain.