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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  ser-
       vices  for  the	specified domain from the ypserv(8) process running on
       server.

       In cases where several hosts on the local net are  supplying  NIS  ser-
       vices,  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 subsys-
       tem'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 speci-
       fied 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 hostname
	       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@suse.de>.



YP Tools 2.9			   May 1998			      ypset(8)
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