Problems with NIS/YP and seemingly endless do_ypcall: clnt_call: RPC: Timed out
Bevis R W King
b.king at surrey.ac.uk
Tue Feb 28 10:44:05 UTC 2006
On Mon, 2006-02-27 at 15:34 +0000, Joe Orton wrote:
> I had a similarly weird NIS problem with a Raw Hide install of a few
> weeks ago. In my case (see the mail archive) ypbind would never receive
> anything from the server at all, so failed to bind, logging that same
> RPC timeout message. I take it that much does work reliably for you?
I don't think that's the problem because then the other yp tools would
not work perfectly. But they do - ypwhich, ypcat, ypmatch all seem to
work just fine and at normal speed. I've tried it with and without nscd
This is the version I'm running.
I'm looking at the nsswitch.conf again - I'm wondering if the nis lookup
of hosts is broken in some way - that would explain the eventual
success, ie once the NIS has timed out. I'll try putting the entries
files dns nis
files nis dns
This is not ideal for us because there are things in our nis hosts
tables which we don't necessarily make externally visible through the
DNS - mostly service based aliases.
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