utility tells the
process on the current machine which NIS server process to communicate with.
is down or is not running a NIS server process, it is not discovered until
a NIS client process attempts to access a NIS map, at which time
tests the binding and takes appropriate action.
is most useful for binding a NIS client that is not on the same broadcast
network as the closest NIS server, but can also be used for debugging
a local network's NIS configuration, testing specific NIS client
programs, or binding to a specific server when there are many servers on
the local network supplying NIS maps.
The options are as follows:
| -d domain
Use the NIS domain
instead of the default domain as returned by
| -h host
Set the NIS binding on
instead of the local machine.