ypset(8)                                                              ypset(8)

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

       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

       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

       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.
       -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 <>.

YP Tools 2.7                       May 1998                           ypset(8)