NIBINDD(8)NIBINDD(8)NAMEnibindd - NetInfo binder
The nibindd daemon is responsible for finding, creating and destroying
NetInfo (netinfod(8)) servers. When it starts up, it reads the direc‐
tory /etc/netinfo for directories with the extension ``.nidb'' and
starts up a netinfod server for each NetInfo database it finds. If
nibindd is sent a hangup signal, SIGHUP, it kills all running netinfod
processes and rebinds the NetInfo domain hierarchy (note that this does
not affect the connections established by lookupd(8)). This is useful
for getting the system to conform to new network configuration changes
without rebooting. nibindd writes a file with its process ID number
(pid file) in /var/run/nibindd.pid.
The nibindd daemon will automatically destroy the registration for a
netinfod server if it disappears for any reason. It will take the net‐
infod servers down if it is shut down by sending it a terminate signal,
nidomain(8) is the user interface to nibindd.
SEE ALSOnetinfod(8), nidomain(8), lookupd(8)Apple Computer, Inc. March 30, 1998 NIBINDD(8)