Subject: nis/nfs/amd issues
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List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/19/1999 12:00:38
I have a couple of NetBSD-1.4.1 machines on a network here.  The network
uses NIS with a solaris NIS master.  Both NIS and AMD seem to work most of
the time, but yesterday, when some of the solaris machines (an NIS master
and also NFS server) went down and got rebooted, both NetBSD machines
became somewhat hung.  I can log in, sort of.  I get the "NetBSD 1.4.1
..." kernel version message, and the "Welcome to NetBSD!", but no prompt.
This is when I log in as root, so it shouldn't be looking for a remote
home directory.

Then I just get messages like:

nfs server pid197@ballast:/u: not responding
nfs server pid197@ballast:/u: is alive again
nfs server pid197@ballast:/u: not responding

Both machines have the same symptoms.

Is this something I have possible misconfigured?  Ie, not setting a
timeout somewhere?  Or is this a known bug?

Any suggestions are welcome.