Subject: Re: NetBSD 4.0_RC5 : can't ypbind to NIS server ?
To: Gilbert Fernandes <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/13/2007 11:53:07

On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 10:43:50AM +0000, Gilbert Fernandes wrote:
> Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> >
> >
> >should be in there, then /etc/rc.d/ypbind restart - otherwise I don't
> >know what to look for. My clients which I upgraded to RC5 yesterday ypbind
> >fine to a server on Solaris8/sparc64.
> Already done. I have a file in /etc/ that sets the domain name
ok (I hope).
> I have used tcpdump and I see my machine sends a request to the Yp 
> server, and I never get any answer. All other machines around (OpenBSD, 
> Debian..) work fine and the YP server is set to the default ports.
> tcpdump says :
> 12:39:43.741551 IP > apollon.laga.sunrpc: 136 call 
> portmapper .2
> = my ip
> apollon.laga.sunrpc = YP server

2. can you ping the YP server? what does the arp cache show? 

> When I start ypbind a packet goes out to the YP server on the network, 
> and I never get an answer...
> We see a mount request from my IP on the YP side but tcpdump shows I am 
> not getting any answer from the YP server.

1. did you check this _on the YP server_? (That is, does it get the
requests you're sending?)
3. does the YP server show any messages about the incident?
4. what about filtering on the YP server?