"SLC6X: system environment/daemons: ypbind
ypbind - The NIS daemon which binds NIS clients to an NIS domain
The Network Information Service (NIS) is a system that provides
network information (login names, passwords, home directories, group
information) to all of the machines on a network. NIS can allow users
to log in on any machine on the network, as long as the machine has
the NIS client programs running and the user's password is recorded in
the NIS passwd database. NIS was formerly known as Sun Yellow Pages
This package provides the ypbind daemon. The ypbind daemon binds NIS
clients to an NIS domain. Ypbind must be running on any machines
running NIS client programs.
Install the ypbind package on any machines running NIS client programs
(included in the yp-tools package). If you need an NIS server, you
also need to install the ypserv package to a machine on your network.
by Matej Muzila (2016-03-02):
- Fixed typo in comment in nis.sh
- Fixed indentation in nis.sh
- Resolves: #1238771
by Honza Horak (2015-02-19):
- ypbind init script should check for ypbind in /etc/rpc
- ypbind does not bind to ypserv on localhost (same machine) if NetworkManager
thinks that the network is off.
- ypbind does not take NISTIMEOUT into account during service start if
rpcinfo doesn't work
- add SIGPIPE into signal set
- Fix differencies between man page and program --help
- Fix nis.sh run by dhclient to not create files with wrong context
- Add rebind option to ypbind
by Honza Horak (2012-10-10):
- Modified the chkconfig priorities from 27/73 to 24/76, to move ypbind
before netfs. This is useful for hosts that mount NFS file systems
that reside on a server which is resolvable through NIS.