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nibindd - NetInfo binder
The nibindd daemon is responsible for finding, creating and destroying NetInfo (net-
infod(8)) servers. When it starts up, it reads the directory /etc/netinfo for directories
with the extension ``.nidb'' and starts up a netinfod server for each NetInfo database it
finds. If nibindd is sent a hangup signal, SIGHUP, it kills all running netinfod pro-
cesses and rebinds the NetInfo domain hierarchy (note that this does not affect the con-
nections established by lookupd(8)). This is useful for getting the system to conform to
new network configuration changes without rebooting. nibindd writes a file with its
process ID number (pid file) in /var/run/nibindd.pid.
The nibindd daemon will automatically destroy the registration for a netinfod server if it
disappears for any reason. It will take the netinfod servers down if it is shut down by
sending it a terminate signal, SIGTERM.
nidomain(8) is the user interface to nibindd.
netinfod(8), nidomain(8), lookupd(8)
Apple Computer, Inc. March 30, 1998 NIBINDD(8)
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