In order to run
must be initiated with the
to get NIS services for the specified
process running on
In cases where several hosts on the local net are supplying NIS services,
it is possible for
to rebind to another host even while you attempt to find out if the
operation succeeded. For example, you can type:
example% ypset host1
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.
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
has been set to allow use of
In most cases,
should be specified as an IP address.
Specify a domain other than the default domain as returned by
Set the NIS binding on host
hostname instead of the local machine.