[CentOS] NIS problems

James Pearson james-p at moving-picture.com
Thu Oct 18 21:08:01 UTC 2007

On 18/10/2007, Scott Ehrlich <scott at mit.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Oct 2007, John Allen wrote:
> > When you do the ypinit -s, what name do you provide for the server?
> >
> > It must match the name the server expects, so if the server host name is nis,
> > then you
> > do
> >
> > ypinit -s nis.domainname
> I have successfully done ypinit -s ip_address or hostname on several
> 32-bit clients and they've all been successful.

Why are you running ypinit -s on clients?

You only need to do this if you want to set up slave servers.

NIS clients shouldn't need to do anything special on clients to bind
to a server, all that needs to be done is to set up /etc/yp.conf

James Pearson

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