Subject: Re: Question about NIS/Kerberos (kind of off topic).
To: Graham, James <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/16/1997 10:08:00
"Graham, James" writes:
> Dave Burgess asks about NIS binding...
> As far as I know, later ypbinds could be forced to bind to a server
> or could have a list of servers to try explicitly.  I'm not sure what
> the situation
> is WRT NetBSD{-current,1.2.1(current--)}.

In -current, if ypbind isn't started with -broadcast, and
/var/yp/binding/domainname.ypservers exists, then ypbind parses
this file and for each server listed on a separate line, it tries
to bind to it explicitly.

ypbind(8) gives more details, as does the source :)

I don't know if this is in 1.2.1, but I know thorpej implemented
this based on a patch of mine about October 1996.