When we initialized a master server or client, we were prompted to enter our list of servers. This information is used to generate another NIS map, named ypservers, which we can view using ypcat or makedbm, just as we would with any other map.
It's actually quite common updating this map. For example, many sites prefer to order the list of servers by their location and so they need to edit the map on a regular basis as servers are relocated.
Unfortunately, there are only two ways to do this. The first is using ypinit when a machine is initialized as we saw earlier. The second is to perform the updates manually.
Here, we'll look at the steps that need to be followed should you decide to do the latter. First we'll take a look at ...