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       yp.conf - NIS binding configuration file


       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.

           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.




       ypbind-mt was written by Thorsten Kukuk <>.