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How to add attach YP client to NIS server on different network

June 15, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve had this issue recently and it can take a really long time to solve, if you don’t know the answer.

Here’s the scenerio:
You have an YP client that is network
You have an NIS server on network

So how to propagate the client’s requests onto your NIS server(s) without using IP helper on the router side?

For RHEL5, do the following on the client.
Edit /etc/yp.conf
Add entries below such as:
domain nisdev server nisserver1
domain nisdev server nisserver2
domain nisdev server nisserver3

Restart ypbind:
service ypbind restart

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