Sounds like you don't have a valid YP/NIS domain name.
You can set your hostname in /etc/yp.conf , this file sets your NIS domain.
I'm not sure what your setup is but typically, NIS will work w/ these two
ypclient and ypserv -> I suspect that your clients are windoze boxes and your
ypserv is the Linux box running SUSE..
If this is correct, you'll have to make sure that you've got ypserv running on
the SUSE box.
at the shell prompt do a "ps aux|grep yp" -- w/o the ""
If ypserv is running , it should look something like this :
green 31933 0.0 0.3 836 348 p3 S 19:09 0:00 grep yp
root 13033 0.0 0.1 840 128 ? S Mar 29 0:00 (ypbind)
root 13034 0.0 0.3 944 356 ? S Mar 29 0:00 ypbind (slave)
root 22354 0.0 3.1 3360 2968 ? S May 7 1:13 ypserv
root 22366 0.0 0.4 928 460 ? S May 7 0:00 rpc.ypxfrd
root 22377 0.0 0.4 952 396 ? S May 7 0:00 rpc.yppasswdd -D
Next -> If your running NT 4.0 , you'll have to check the "c:\var\yp\binding"
directory and make sure your ypserver name is in the directory.
I highly recommend that you take a look at the YP/NIS How-To.
> Hello everybody,
> I'm using Suse Linux 6.1 on to PCs connected through 2 3Com 509x cards.
> Linux works on both of them and the network is also fine, since ping works
> I'm relatively new to Linux, so I still fight with the installation of all
> the nice features of Linux ;-) .
> Yesterday I wanted to set up NIS and I did everything as it is described in
> the Suse Handbook. No problem so far.
> After rebooting both PCs, NIS did not work- the only thing I got was the
> message "YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not found".
> Please help me out and tell me what's wrong- and _please_ set the detail
> level of your answer a little bit higher than usual, because - as I said -
> I'm relatively new to unix.
> # File: NewsgroupAnswer.conf
> # Sets the detail level for Answers in Newsgroups
> NewsGroupAnswerDetailLevel = high
> Thanks in advance,
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