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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for ypset (netbsd section 8)

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

NAME
     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 commu-
     nicate 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 configura-
     tion, 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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