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rpc.nisd_resolv — DNS service daemon for NIS


rpc.nisd_resolv [-v | -V] [-F [-C file_descriptor]] [-t transport] [-p program_number]


rpc.nisd_resolv is an auxiliary process which provides DNS forwarding service for NIS hosts requests. The rpc.nisd_resolv process is started by ypserv (NIS server) when invoked with the -d option. It requires the /etc/resolv.conf file to be set up for communication with a DNS nameserver. The nslookup utility can be used to verify communication with a DNS nameserver. See resolv.conf(4) and nslookup(1).

Although it is not recommended, rpc.nisd_resolv can also be started independently with the following options.


-C file_descriptor

Uses the specified file descriptor for service xprt.


Runs in foreground.

-p program_number

Uses the specified transient program number for RPC service procedure.

-t transport

Uses the specified transport.


Operates in verbose mode. Sends output to: /var/yp/rpc.nisd_resolv.log.


Operates in verbose mode. Sends output to stdout.


rpc.nisd_resolv was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.



resolver configuration file.


nslookup(1), ypserv(1M), resolv.conf(4), ypfiles(4).

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