Maintenance Commands                               domainname(1M)


domainname - set or display name of the current domain


domainname [ name-of-domain ]


Without an argument, domainname displays the name of the current domain, which typically encompasses a group of hosts or passwd entries under the same administration.The domain- name command is used by various components of Solaris to resolve names for types such as passwd, hosts and aliases. By default, various naming services such as NIS, NIS+, the Internet Domain Name Service (DNS) and sendmail(1M) use this domainname to resolve names. The domainname is normally a valid Internet domain name. The domainname for various naming services can also be set by other means. For example, ypinit can be used to specify a different domain for all NIS calls. The file /etc/resolv.conf can be used to specify a different domain for DNS lookups. For sendmail, the domainname can be speci- fied through the sendmail_vars entry in the /etc/nsswitch.conf file, or through the /etc/mail/ file. Only the superuser can set the name of the domain by specifying the new domainname as an argument. The domain name of the machine is usually set during boot-time through the domainname command in the /etc/init.d/inetinit file. If the new domain name is not saved in the /etc/defaultdomain file, the machine will revert back to the old domain after rebooting.


/etc/defaultdomain" /etc/init.d/inetinit /etc/mail/" /etc/nsswitch.conf" /etc/resolv.conf"


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: SunOS 5.8 Last change: 22 Feb 1993 1 Maintenance Commands domainname(1M) ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWcsu | |_____________________________|_____________________________|


nis+(1), nischown(1), nispasswd(1), hostconfig(1M), named(1M), nisaddcred(1M), sendmail(1M), ypinit(1M), sys- unconfig(1M), aliases(4), hosts(4), nsswitch.conf(4), passwd(4), attributes(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 22 Feb 1993 2