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Re: lib/46111 (yplib will hang forever if no server can be found)

The following reply was made to PR lib/46111; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Wolfgang Stukenbrock <>
Subject: Re: lib/46111 (yplib will hang forever if no server can be found)
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:30:44 +0100

 if you have multiple NIS-domains (and servers) blocking forever in the 
 lib when a domain cannot be reached will hang up any application that 
 tries to get some information.
 We have a NIS-cache-Module integrated into apache, radius, .. for 
 authentification and/or authorisation and such a situation will lock up 
 the application, even if only one domain does not work.
 So I think this change should be integrated into all future releases.
 It is compartible with "previous" bahaviour if you do not explicitly 
 activate the do-not-hangup-mode.
 And we need it here.
 But I can add it in "our" version all the time in the future again, if 
 you decide not to keep it in future releases.
 best regards
 W. Stukenbrock wrote:
 > Synopsis: yplib will hang forever if no server can be found
 > State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
 > State-Changed-By:
 > State-Changed-When: Thu, 03 Jan 2013 23:48:19 +0000
 > State-Changed-Why:
 > Committed by Christos back in March. Unless there's an explicit
 > need to, I think we won't bring this into netbsd-6. Let us know
 > if you need it.

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