ypset - bind to particular Network Information Service server
/usr/sbin/ypset [-V1] [-h host] [-d domain] server
The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Yellow
Pages (yp). Although the name has changed, the functionality of the
service remains the same.
ypset tells ypbind to get Network Information Service (NIS) services
for the specified domain from the ypserv process running on server
(see ypserv(1M) and ypbind(1M)). server is the NIS server that the
NIS client binds to, and is specified as either a host name or an IP
address. If server is down or is not running ypserv, this is not
discovered until a local NIS client process tries to obtain a binding
for the domain. The ypbind daemon then tests the binding set by
ypset. If the binding cannot be made to the requested server, ypbind
attempts to rebind to another server in the same domain.
The ypset command is useful for binding a client node that is not on a
broadcast network, since broadcasting is the method by which ypbind
locates a NIS server. If a client node exists on a broadcast network
which has no NIS server running, and if there is a network with one
running that is available via a gateway, ypset can establish a binding
through that gateway. It is also useful for debugging NIS client
applications such as when a NIS map exists only at a single NIS
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, typing ypset host1 followed by ypwhich and receiving the
reply host2 may be confusing. It could occur when host1 does not
respond to ypbind because its ypserv process is not running or is
overloaded, and host2, running ypserv, gets the binding.
Refer to ypfiles(4) and ypserv(1M) for an overview of the Network
ypset recognizes the following options and command-line arguments:
-V1 Bind server for the (old) Version 1 NIS protocol.
-h host Set the binding on host instead of locally. host
can be specified as a host name or an IP address.
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-d domain Use domain instead of the default domain returned
by domainname (see domainname(1)).
Sorry, ypbind on host 'name' has rejected your request.
The user is not root, or ypbind was run without the -ypset flags.
See ypserv(1M) for explanations of the -ypset flags.
Sorry, I couldn't send my rpc message to ypbind on host 'name'.
The user is not root, or ypbind was run without one of the -ypset
flags. See ypserv(1M) for explanations of the -ypset flags.
The server is the NIS server to bind to, specified as either a host
name or an IP address. If server is a host name, ypset uses the NIS
services' hosts database (built from /etc/hosts on the master server)
to resolve the name to an IP address. This process works only if the
node currently has a valid binding for the domain in question. In
most cases, server should be specified as an IP address.
ypset was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
domainname(1), ypwhich(1), ypserv(1M), ypfiles(4).
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