yppush (8) - Linux Man Pages
yppush: force propagation of changed NIS databases
yppush - force propagation of changed NIS databases
domain] [-t timeout] [--parallel # | --port port] [-h host] [-v] mapname...
- Specify a particular domain. The NIS domain of the local host system is used by default. If the local host's domain name is not set, the domain name must be specified with this flag.
- The timeout flag is used to specify a timeout value in seconds. This timeout controls how long yppush will wait for a response from a slave server before sending a map transfer request to the next slave server in the list. By default, yppush will wait 90 seconds. For big maps, this is not long enough.
--parallel #, -p #
- yppush normally performs transfers serially, meaning that it will send a map transfer request to one slave server and then wait for it to respond before sending the next map transfer request to the next slave server. In environments with many slaves, it is more efficient to initiate several map transfers at once so that the transfers can take place in parallel. It is not possible to run in parallel and assign a fixed port with the --port flag
- specify a port for yppush to listen on. By default, yppush will ask portmap(8) to assign it a random port number. It is not possible to assign a port with this option and run in parallel with the --parallel or -p flag
- The host flag can be used to transfer a map to a user-specified machine or group of machines instead of the list of servers contained in the ypservers map. A list of hosts can be specified by using multiple instances of the -h flag.
- Verbose mode: causes yppush to print debugging messages as it runs. Note specifying this flag twice makes yppush even more verbose.
Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk [at] linux-nis.org>