> I just installed redhat 4.1 for the first time ever. When I looked to start
> up ypbind, the binary wasnt there. It has yppoll, yppush, ypserv, and ypset,
> but no ypbind. Anyone know the secret to configuring and starting ypbind on
> redhat? Are there some coherent docs that describe setting it up. According
> to the man pages, you use ypbind.
I think the NIS Howto describes this. Or, if you bought the Redhat
distribution rather than downloading it, you can: (1) Check the manual
that came with it ... there's a section there on how to do it, or (2)
Start your email support.
Basically, you do not use ypbind with Redhat. The NIS client code is
already included in libc. Just define an /etc/yp.conf that describes
your NIS domain and the YP server, make sure "nis" appears in the
"passwd" and "group" entries in /etc/nsswitch.conf, and you're off.
Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
-- Henry Spencer