Subject: Re: ypbind hangs as of current from midday yesterday (kern+user)
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Wraukon the Excellent <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/03/2007 14:31:40
Hint: Don't use NIS for groups. If NIS can't find its server, you
won't even be able to log in as root.
On 7/1/07, Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 11:33:51AM +1000, Sarton O'Brien wrote:
> > On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:08:06 pm Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > > As soon as I ^C the ssh
> > > > client in the other console logs in.
> > >
> > > It's probably because it's waiting on ypbind. Once ypbind is killed
> > > nsswitch only uses local files again.
> > Does the ordering matter? I have files first then nis. I found this behaviour
> > strange as it _is_ the server and the auth files reside there.
> When login, the sytems needs to look at all the groups to know in which groups
> the user is. As long as NIS is enabled for groups the system will look at
> it at login time, whichever order is specified in nsswitch.conf for group
> > Is ypbind suppose to hang indefinitely?
> I believe it'll wait for a server to reply, yes
> > Does anyone actually have a current
> > system running nis?
> I just set up a test nis domain on a domU. With default files in /etc it
> came up without troubles.
> Do you have NIS or DNS enabled for hosts in /etc/nsswitch.conf ? It could
> be the cause of the hang. Especially if NIS is enabled and the hosts
> involved in NIS startup aren't listed in /etc/hosts (with the proper names),
> there will be a deadlock.
> Are the hosts in the ypservers map and /var/yp/binding/<domain>.ypservers
> properly recorded in /etc/hosts ?
> Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference