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NAME

       /etc/yp.conf - NIS binding configuration file

DESCRIPTION

       The  file  /etc/yp.conf  is  read  from  ypbind(8)  at  startup or when
       receiving signal SIGHUP.  The entries are used for the initial binding.
       Valid entries are

       domain nisdomain server hostname
              Use  server  hostname  for the domain nisdomain.  You could have
              more then one entry of this type for a single domain.

       domain nisdomain broadcast
              Use broadcast on the local net for domain nisdomain.

       domain nisdomain slp
              Query the local running SLP server for hosts running ypserv  and
              distributing  nisdomain.   This  option  is  only  available, if
              ypbind was compiled with SLP support.

       ypserver hostname
              Use server hostname for the local domain.

       broadcast
              If no other server is given or all of them  are  not  reachable,
              try a broadcast call for the default domain to find a server.

       If  for  a  specific  domain  the broadcast option and fixed server are
       given, ypbind-mt tries at first the given servers before  falling  back
       to broadcasting for a running server.

SEE ALSO

       ypbind(8)

AUTHOR

       ypbind-mt was written by Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@suse.de>.