Solaris Naming Administration Guide

No Server Available

If your domain name is set correctly, ypbind is running, and you get messages indicating that the client cannot communicate with a server, this may indicate a number of different problems:

Note -

For reasons of security and administrative control it is preferable to specify the servers a client is to bind to in the client's ypservers file rather than have the client search for servers through broadcasting. Broadcasting ties up the network, slows the client, and prevents you from balancing server load by listing different servers for different clients.