which NIS server process to use
ypset utility tells the
process on the current machine which NIS server process to communicate with.
If server is down or is not running a NIS server
process, it is not discovered until a NIS client process attempts to access a
NIS map, at which time
tests the binding and takes appropriate action.
ypset utility is most useful for
binding a NIS client that is not on the same broadcast network as the
closest NIS server, but can also be used for debugging a local network's NIS
configuration, testing specific NIS client programs, or binding to a
specific server when there are many servers on the local network supplying
The options are as follows:
- Use the NIS domain domain instead of the default
domain as returned by
- Set the NIS binding on host instead of the local