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NAME

       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 services 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 current 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  <kukuk@linux-
       nis.org>.