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       ypset - bind ypbind to a particular NIS server


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


       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

       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, you can type:

       example% ypset host1
       example% ypwhich

       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.

       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.


       -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.


       domainname(8),  ypbind(8),  ypcat(8),   ypmatch(1),   ypserv(8),
       yppoll(8), ypwhich(1)


       ypset  is  part  of  the  yp-tools package, which was written by
       Thorsten Kukuk <>.