Subject: Re: yp vs my home box...
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave Burgess <email@example.com>
Date: 01/13/1997 00:03:04
> 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.
I have experienced this as well. I started portmap, then ypserv, then
ypbind. THe first time, I got an error about "unable to map RPC" or
something. Since then, it just quietly "sort of" dies. It doesn't
hang, but it also doesn't answer yp requests. If I start up a new one,
the new one works great. I can get a ypcat of anything (from the new
ypbind). If I kill the new ypbind and try a ypcat, I get:
No such map passwd.byname. Reason: Can't bind to server which serves this domain
Now if I start up a new ypbind, I get this:
[real accounts deleted]
I thought about adding a 'sleep 5' before ypbind to make sure ypserv is
completely ready to go before the ypbind runs.
> Next time I make, yp is installed, including /var/yp. The same symptoms
That makes sense. The software works fine and the installation works.
This should create the /var/yp directory for the configuration files.
> 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?
Dave Burgess (The man of a thousand E-Mail addresses)
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