yp - description of the YP subsystem
ypinit [-m] domain
ypinit [-s] server domain
ypset [-h host] [-d domain] server
yppoll [-h host] [-d domain] mapname
ypcat [-kt] [-d domainname] mapname
ypmatch [-kt] [-d domainname] key ... mapname
ypwhich [-d domain] [[-t] -m [mname] | host]
ypserv [-a aclfile] [-d] [-x]
ypxfr [-bcf] [-d domain] [-h host] [-s domain] [-C tid prog
yppush [-d domainname] [-h hostname] [-v] mapname
rpc.yppasswdd [-d directory] [-noshell] [-nogecos] [-nopw]
[-m arg1 arg2 ...]
The YP subsystem allows network management of passwd, group,
file entries through the functions getpwent(3), getgrent(3)
gethostbyname(3). A number of other databases can be network-managed as
well, and have their respective functions. YP also provides
numerous other client programs such as amd(8) and bootparamd(8) to access
distributed and shareable versions of their maps through YP.
ypinit is used to initialize YP as a master or a slave.
various files in /var/yp. By default the YP server will be
set up in
backwards compatible mode. To enable ``secure'' mode, the
/var/yp/Makefile.yp must be edited. This ``secure'' mode is
with OpenBSD and FreeBSD clients.
If set up as a slave, the required databases are automatically copied
from the specified server.
The YP client subsystem is started automatically in /etc/rc
if the directory
/var/yp/binding exists. The client subsystem can be
turned on and
off by creating or deleting that directory. ypbind(8) will
directory if run by hand.
The YP server subsystem is started automatically in /etc/rc
if the directory
/var/yp/DOMAINNAME exists. This directory is automatically created
by ypinit(8) (which initializes the machine as a YP server).
server also requires that portmap(8) be running before it is
If ypbind cannot find a server, the system behaves the same
way as Sun's
code does: it hangs.
/var/yp/Makefile.main Top level YP Makefile
/var/yp/Makefile.yp YP maps Makefile
domainname(1), ypcat(1), ypmatch(1), ypwhich(1), ypclnt(3),
defaultdomain(5), group(5), passwd(5), resolv.conf(5),
ypbind(8), ypinit(8), yppoll(8), yppush(8), ypserv(8),
This free YP subsystem is thought to be compatible with
It is, of course, not compatible with NIS+ or any
YP subsystem other than the native one.
The name YP stands for Yellow Pee.
The ypbind, most library components, and userland programs
by Theo de Raadt <email@example.com>. The current
was done by Jason Downs <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
component was implemented by Mats O Jansson <email@example.com>.
OpenBSD 3.6 April 5, 1993
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