yp.conf - NIS binding configuration file
The file /etc/yp.conf is read from ypbind
(8) at startup or when receiving
signal SIGHUP. The entries are used for the initial binding. Valid entries are
domain nisdomain server hostname
Use server hostname for the domain
nisdomain. You could have more then one entry of this type for a single
domain nisdomain broadcast
Use broadcast on the local net for domain
domain nisdomain slp
Query the local running SLP server for hosts
running ypserv and distributing nisdomain. This option is only
available, if ypbind was compiled with SLP support.
Use server hostname for the local
If no other server is given or all of them are
not reachable, try a broadcast call for the default domain to find a
If for a specific domain the broadcast option and fixed server are given,
tries at first the given servers before falling back to
broadcasting for a running server.
was written by Thorsten Kukuk <email@example.com>.