/etc/yp.conf(5) 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.


ypbind-mt was written by Thorsten Kukuk <[email protected]>.