25.2. Configuring NIS Clients

Use this module to configure NIS client. After you choose to use NIS and, depending on the circumstances, the automounter, this dialog opens. Select whether the host has a fixed IP address or receives one issued by DHCP. DHCP also provides the NIS domain and the NIS server. For information about DHCP, see Chapter 27, DHCP. If a static IP address is used, specify the NIS domain and the NIS server manually. See Figure 25.4, “Setting Domain and Address of NIS Server”. Find makes YaST search for an active NIS server in your network.

In addition, you can specify multiple domains with one default domain. Use Add to specify multiple servers including the broadcast function for the individual domains.

In the expert settings, check Answer to the Local Host Only if you do not want other hosts to be able to query which server your client is using. By checking Broken Server, the client is enabled to receive replies from a server communicating through an unprivileged port. For further information, see man ypbind.

Figure 25.4. Setting Domain and Address of NIS Server

Setting Domain and Address of NIS Server

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