jetlaglug at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 12 14:12:12 GMT 2006
Well, it landed fine in my inbox with the subject "[Wolves] NIS Server
config". The original question from Brendon was:
"Morning Folks, trying to set up an NIS server on a customised Mandriva
2006.0 system, with Fedora6 clients, my only experience of NIS was
with SuSE 8.1Pro, which did the hard work for me, so i've followed the
NIS HOW-TO at tldp.org.
I get as far as
/usr/lib/yp/ypinit -s masterhost
and the system returns
can't get local yp domain: Local domain name not set
Can't enumerate maps from masterhost. Please check that it is running.
any suggestions very welcome, hopefully a stupid oversight by me, and
not something time consuming, cus i need this network up by 9am"
to which Peter Oliver replied:
"The -s option is used to set up a NIS slave, i.e., a NIS server that holds
a local cache of the data for a particular subnet. If you want to set up
a NIS master, use -m."
I have only a very vague idea what any of the means, though.
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