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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       probenis - Probes for existence of NIS server

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       /usr/sbin/probenis [-t timeout] domain

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  probenis  command  probes  the  network  to determine
       whether or not NIS is available.   Although  part  of  the
       JOIN package, it does not explicitly depend on the configuration
 database  and  can  be  used  standalone.   It  is
       chiefly  of use on nomadic machines to prevent the invocation
 of ypbind on a network where NIS is unavailable.

       It   uses   broadcast   RPC   to   make    a    call    to
       YPPROC_DOMAIN_NONACK,  and  then  waits  for a reply to be
       received or a timeout.   Unless  changed  on  the  command
       line,  the  default  timeout for RPC is used (currently 25
       seconds). The probenis command takes no action other  than
       to  set  an  exit code: zero if NIS appears to be running,
       nonzero otherwise.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: ypbind(8)

       Information: dhcp(7)

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