port of NIS client tools available

Joe Buehler jbuehler@hekimian.com
Fri Sep 12 14:12:00 GMT 2003

If anyone is interested, I have ported a version of linux's
NIS client software to Cygwin.  The ypbind, ypcat,
ypmatch and ypwhich programs all seem to work OK.
Some other binaries build, but I have not tested them.

I have not done any integration into other parts of
Cygwin such as login or rshd (yet).  Nor have I packaged
this in Cygwin format.

For the moment, you can find the files at:

There are three linux tar files, a script to build and install
from the tar files, and the output from one of my builds.

One thing I found was that Cygwin's getdomainname() function returns
the DNS domain name.  It is supposed to return the NIS domain name.
Reasonable behavior, I suppose, since Cygwin does not support NIS.
Joe Buehler

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