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NIS Server and Clients setup

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    I'm going to setup NIS server and clients in my 2 PC's so that I can share user account information between the 2 PC's.  I've referenced to the HOW-TO documents and the user manual of RedHat 4.2 but they confuse me.  According to the HOW-TO documents, ypbind should be up on clients.  However, RedHat 4.2 manual said that ypbind need not be up on NIS
clients (I also have compiled yp-client-2.7 and have its ypbind crashed with segmentation fault.).  I don't know which one is correct.  The setup procedures of NIS server has not been detailed in both references.  Would linux experts in the net direct me the standard procedures of setting up NIS server and clients?
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Regards,
Wai Keung, Fung
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The traditional NIS needs ypserv on the NIS-server, and ypbind on NIS-server and NIS-client.
You must first set the yp-domain (this is *not* the DNS domain) like
    domainname my_nis_domain
then ypbind should all other things on the client.
You may verify this by using ypwhich, ypcat etc.

Setting up the server not as easy, but the docs, howtos and man pages should be enough to manage it.

Good Luck
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