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Re: YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not bound

On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 05:53:44PM +0100, Yildiz, Murat wrote:
> I get the following message on my console every few minutes.I configured it
> as a nis client and ypbind tells at the star that it cannot bind to domain.
> The NIS server is in a different subnet.If I put the client machine in the
> same subnet as the server , everything is ok.
> Why does the ypclient have a problem with a server on a different
> subnet?Does the ypbind broadcast only within the same subnet?

Yes, ypbind will broadcast only within the subnet. In general, that's
how any broadcast-based software works. It's a bad idea to use
broadcasts for NIS anyway, though, you should explicitly give it a list
of servers to use. As I recall you set those up in /etc/yp.conf, check
the man page for ypbind for the syntax of that file.

Michael Heironimus

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