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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       ypset - bind ypbind to a particular NIS server

SYNOPSYS    [Toc]    [Back]

       ypset [ -d domain ] [ -h hostname ] server

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       In   order   to	run ypset, ypbind must be initiated with the -ypset or
       -ypsetme options.  See ypbind(8).  ypset tells ypbind to get  NIS  services
  for  the	specified domain from the ypserv(8) process running on

       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

       Server  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 address.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       -d domain
	      Specify  a  domain  other  than  the  default  domain  as
	      returned by domainname(1).
       -h hostname
	      Set the NIS binding on host
	       instead of the local machine.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       domainname(8),  ypbind(8),  ypcat(8),   ypmatch(1),   ypserv(8),
       yppoll(8), ypwhich(1)

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       ypset  is  part	of  the  yp-tools package, which was written by
       Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@suse.de>.

YP Tools 2.5			   May 1998			      ypset(8)
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