YPSET(8)                NetBSD 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 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

NetBSD 6.0                     February 26, 2005                    NetBSD 6.0

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