25.2 Configuring NIS Clients
Use the YaST module For information about DHCP, see
Section 23.0, DHCP. If a static IP address is used,
specify the NIS domain and the NIS server manually. See
Figure 25-6. makes
YaST search for an active NIS server in your whole network. Depending
on the size of your local network, this may be a time-consuming process.
asks for a NIS server in the local network
after the specified servers fail to respond.
to configure a
workstation to use NIS. Select whether the host has a static IP address
or receives one issued by DHCP. DHCP can also provide the NIS domain and
the NIS server.
You can also specify multiple servers by entering their addresses in
and separating them by
Depending on your local installation, you may also want to activate the
automounter. This option also installs additional software if required.
In the expert settings, disable man ypbind.
you do not want other hosts to be able to query which server your client
is using. By checking , the client is
enabled to receive replies from a server communicating through an
unprivileged port. For further information, see
After you have made your settings, click
save them and return to the YaST control center.
Figure 25-6 Setting Domain and Address of a NIS Server