Subject: Re: NetBSD 4.0_RC5 : can't ypbind to NIS server ?
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Gilbert Fernandes <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/13/2007 10:43:50
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

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

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.

And the most annoying is the OpenBSD next to this machine with the very 
same config does connect to the YP server :(