Subject: Re: yp vs my home box...
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 01/12/1997 14:16:16
On Sun, 12 Jan 1997 16:05:28 -0600 (CST)
Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Whenever I boot, ypbind hangs. (i.e., the "ypbind" just sits there
> on screen until I ^C it.) So, not really caring for yp, I remove /var/yp.
> Next time I make, yp is installed, including /var/yp. The same symptoms
> I can find many ways to fix this, but I'm not sure what's going on. Is it
> typical for ypbind to hang? Is there a simple fix?
I posted about this to current-users some time ago... basically,
/var/yp always exists now; you need to update your startup scripts
(/etc/netstart, /etc/rc, etc.)
As for ypbind... it "hangs" when it can't find a ypserv to bind to. Do
you have a ypserv running on your network?
(I use the NetBSD YP subsystem quite heavily, and I haven't noticed
any serious problems like you describe.)
Jason R. Thorpe email@example.com
NASA Ames Research Center Home: 408.866.1912
NAS: M/S 258-6 Work: 415.604.0935
Moffett Field, CA 94035 Pager: 415.428.6939