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YPSET(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						  YPSET(8)

ypset -- tell ypbind(8) which NIS server process to use SYNOPSIS
ypset [-h host] [-d domain] server DESCRIPTION
ypset tells the ypbind(8) 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 ypbind(8) tests the binding and takes appropriate action. ypset 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 NIS maps. The options are as follows: -h host Set the NIS binding on host instead of the local machine. -d domain Use the NIS domain domain instead of the default domain as returned by domainname(1). SEE ALSO
domainname(1), ypcat(1), ypmatch(1), ypwhich(1), nis(8), ypbind(8), yppoll(8) AUTHORS
Theo de Raadt BSD
February 26, 2005 BSD

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ypset(8)						      System Manager's Manual							  ypset(8)

ypset - bind ypbind to a particular NIS server SYNOPSIS
ypset [ -d domain ] [ -h hostname ] server DESCRIPTION
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 server. 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 host2 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 cur- rent 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
-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. SEE ALSO
domainname(8), ypbind(8), ypcat(8), ypmatch(1), ypserv(8), yppoll(8), ypwhich(1) AUTHOR
ypset is part of the yp-tools package, which was written by Thorsten Kukuk <>. YP Tools 2.14 April 2010 ypset(8)
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