ypset(8)                                                 ypset(8)

NAME
       ypset - bind ypbind to a particular NIS server

SYNOPSYS
       ypset [ -d domain ] [ -h hostname ] server

DESCRIPTION
       In  order  to run ypset, ypbind must be initiated with the
       -ypset or -ypsetme options.  See ypbind(8).   ypset  tells
       ypbind  to  get NIS services for the specified domain from
       the ypserv(8) process running on server.

       In cases where several hosts on the local net are  supply-
       ing  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, you can type:

       example% ypset host1
       example% ypwhich
       host2

       which can be confusing. This is a function of the NIS sub-
       system'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.

       Server  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 ypbind has been set to allow use  of  ypset.
       In  most   cases,  server  should  be  specified  as an IP
       address.
OPTIONS
       -d domain
              Specify a domain other than the default  domain  as
              returned by domainname(1).
       -h hostname
              Set the NIS binding on host
               instead of the local machine.
SEE ALSO
       domainname(8), ypbind(8), ypcat(8), ypmatch(1), ypserv(8),
       yppoll(8), ypwhich(1)
AUTHOR
       ypset is part of the yp-tools package, which  was  written
       by Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@vt.uni-paderborn.de>.

YP Tools 2.2                 May 1998                           1