ypset - bind ypbind to a particular NIS server
[ -d domain
] [ -h hostname
In order to run ypset, ypbind
must be initiated with the
options. See ypbind
to get NIS services for the specified domain
(8) process running on server.
In cases where several hosts on the local net are supplying NIS services, it is
possible for ypbind
to rebind to another host even while you attempt to
find out if the ypset
operation succeeded. For example, you can type:
- example% ypset host1
- example% ypwhich
which can be confusing. This is a function of the NIS subsystem's attempt to
know always a running NIS server, and occurs when host1 does not respond to
ypbind because it is not running ypserv (or is overloaded), and host2, running
ypserv, gets the binding.
indicates the NIS server to bind to, and must be specified as a
name or an IP address. This will work only if the node has a current valid
binding for the domain in question, and ypbind
has been set to allow
use of ypset.
In most cases, server
should be specified as an IP
- -d domain
- Specify a domain other than the default domain as returned
- -h hostname
- Set the NIS binding on host hostname
instead of the local machine.
is part of the yp-tools
package, which was written by
Thorsten Kukuk <firstname.lastname@example.org>.