The ypxfrd daemon is the transfer agent that handles map transfer requests from yppush on the master server and ypxfr on slave servers and clients. This program performs the actual transfer of the NIS maps to slave servers and clients. Typically, the maps are transferred to all slave servers and clients unless the transfer is restricted to those subnets or hosts by an entry or entries in the /etc/yp/securenets file. See ypserv(8) for information on this file.
The ypxfrd daemon is activated at system startup time by an entry in the /sbin/init.d/nis file of an NIS master server machine.
See ypfiles(4) and ypserv(8) for an overview of NIS.
The ypxfrd daemon transfers NIS maps stored as ndbm files only. It does not transfer maps stored as btree or hash files.
Commands: yppush(8), ypserv(8), ypxfr(8).
Files: ypfiles(4). delim off