32.1 Configuring NIS Clients
Use the module Figure 32-1. 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.
If a static IP address is used, specify the
NIS domain and the NIS server manually. See
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
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 32-1 Setting Domain and Address of a NIS Server