yp.conf man page
yp.conf — NIS binding configuration file
The file /etc/yp.conf is read from ypbind(8) at startup or when receiving signal SIGHUP. The entries are used for the initial binding. Valid entries are
- domain nisdomain server hostname
Use server hostname for the domain nisdomain. You could have more then one entry of this type for a single domain.
- domain nisdomain broadcast
Use broadcast on the local net for domain nisdomain.
- domain nisdomain slp
Query the local running SLP server for hosts running ypserv and distributing nisdomain. This option is only available, if ypbind was compiled with SLP support.
- ypserver hostname
Use server hostname for the local domain.
If no other server is given or all of them are not reachable, try a broadcast call for the default domain to find a server.
If for a specific domain the broadcast option and fixed server are given, ypbind-mt tries at first the given servers before falling back to broadcasting for a running server.
Content of /etc/yp.conf can be changed by DHCP client, for more info see ypbind(8).
ypbind-mt was written by Thorsten Kukuk <email@example.com>.