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YPSET(8) System Manager's Manual YPSET(8)

ypsettell ypbind(8) which YP server process to use

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

ypset tells the ypbind(8) process on the current machine which YP server process to communicate with. If server is down or is not running a YP server process, it is not discovered until a YP client process attempts to access a YP map, at which time ypbind(8) tests the binding and takes appropriate action.

ypset is most useful for binding a YP client that is not on the same broadcast network as the closest YP server, but can also be used for debugging a local network's YP configuration, testing specific YP client programs, or binding to a specific server when there are many servers on the local network supplying YP maps.

The options are as follows:

Use the YP domain domain instead of the default domain as returned by domainname(1).
Set the YP binding on host instead of the local machine.

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

Theo de Raadt

September 10, 2015 OpenBSD-6.4