YPSET(8) BSD System Manager's Manual YPSET(8)
ypset -- tell ypbind(8) which YP server process to use
ypset [-h host] [-d domain] server
Ypset tells the ypbind(8) process on the current machine which YP server
process to communicate with. If server is down or is not running a YP
server process, it is not discovered until a YP client process attempts
to access a YP map, at which time ypbind(8) tests the binding and takes
Ypset is most useful for binding a YP client that is not on the same
broadcast network as the closest YP server, but can also be used for
debugging a local network's YP configuration, testing specific YP client
programs, or binding to a specific server when there are many servers on
the local network supplying YP maps.
The options are as follows:
Set the YP binding on host instead of the local machine.
Use the YP domain domain instead of the default domain as
returned by domainname(1).
domainname(1), ypbind(8), ypcat(1), ypmatch(1), yppoll(8), ypwhich(1),
Theo de Raadt
BSD October 25, 1994 BSD