Subject: yp under NetBSD 1_0B. & Mysterious disk activiy.
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List: current-users
Date: 08/05/1994 07:23:09
I'm running the binary snapshot from July 31, 1994 and I'm trying
to get yp to work properly. I'm running my NetBSD machine on our
local net. In the past I was able to get yp up and running by 
copying the /var/yp/binding file from my local sun and rebooting. 

  bachesta:361> ls -l /var/yp/binding/
  total 2
  -rw-rw-r--  1 root  wheel  14 Jul 29 06:28

My "domainname is ""

  bachesta:362> domainname

I checked for ypbind and it _is_ running:

  bachesta:360> ps -auxww | grep yp
  root        49  0.0  0.0    76  248 ??  Ss    7:32AM    2:36.67 ypbind

When I do a ypcat hosts I get the following message:

  No such map hosts.byaddr. Reason: Can't bind to server which \
  serves this domain

Doing a ypwhich gives me this:

  can't clnt_call: Can't communicate with ypbind

Has anyone else been succesful in getting yp up and running? Am I doing
a "bonehead" maneuver? 

Also on a _possibly_ unrelated topic I have noticed that since 
NetBSD 1.0A my machine will access the disk every 2-5 seconds when 
the machine is idle. It's kind of irritating to hear it. I never 
noticed this before. I'm curious if anyone else has observed this. 
My machine is an _old_ 20 Mhz 386 with 14 Megs of Ram and two ESDI 
drives on a Western Digital Controller. Does anyone know whats accessing 
the disk. How can I find out?


Jim Bachesta

Tera Computer Company