Subject: bin/5856: ypbind dies when yp server not available
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/26/1998 18:23:39
>Number:         5856
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       ypbind dies when yp server not available
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jul 26 09:35:00 1998

LIP6, Universite Paris VI

>Release:        NetBSD 1.3.2
System: NetBSD 1.3.2 NetBSD 1.3.2 (ANTIFER) #0: Mon Jun 15 14:17:35 MEST 1998 i386

	I have some hosts running ypbind with a list of servers in 
	/var/yp/binding/<domainname>.ypservers, as they are not on the same
	subnet. When none of the servers listed in this file are available,
	(because the router is down, for example), ypbind dies silently
	(no core dump, no message, ...). So when the servers are back,
	I need to restart by hand ypbind on all these hosts.

	Set up an /var/yp/binding/<domainname>.ypservers, start ypbind.
	Shut down all the yp servers for some time. When they come back up,
	ypbind should not be running any more ...
	unknow, sorry.