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
   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 binding.
   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.


   -d domain
          Specify  a  domain  other  than  the  default  domain  as
          returned by domainname(8).
   -h hostname
          Set the NIS binding on host hostname
           instead of the local machine.


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


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


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