Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

ypwhich: can't communicate with ypbind


This message from the ypwhich(1) command indicates that the NIS binder process ypbind(1M) is not running on the local machine.


If the system is not configured to use NIS, this message is normal and expected. Configure the system to use NIS if necessary.

If the system is configured to use NIS, but the ypbind(1M) process is not running, invoke the following command to start it up:

# /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypbind -broadcast