ypset - bind ypbind to a particular NIS server
ypset [ -d domain ] [ -h hostname ] server
In order to run ypset, ypbind must be initiated with the -ypset or
-ypsetme options. See ypbind(8). ypset tells ypbind to get NIS ser-
vices for the specified domain from the ypserv(8) process running on
In cases where several hosts on the local net are supplying NIS ser-
vices, 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
which can be confusing. This is a function of the NIS subsys-
tem’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 speci-
fied 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.
Specify a domain other than the default domain as
returned by domainname(1).
Set the NIS binding on host hostname
instead of the local machine.
domainname(8), ypbind(8), ypcat(8), ypmatch(1), ypserv(8),
ypset is part of the yp-tools package, which was written by
Thorsten Kukuk <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
YP Tools 2.8 May 1998 ypset(8)
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