This configuration parameter sets the IP address the adnisd process uses for the NIS client socket. For example, the following sets the IP address to


On systems with multiple Ethernet interfaces, adnisd configures RPC to the first interface. If an NIS client is trying to communicate on a different interface, adnisd will not receive the request.

Before creating sockets, adnisd reads centrifydc.conf file to see if an IP address and TCP and UPD ports are specified. If not, it uses localhost and random port numbers assigned by the operating system.

Use the nisd.port.udp and nisd.port.tcp parameters to complete the NIS port assignment.