ypbind init script fails

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Mon Jul 16 23:21:22 UTC 2007

Andrew Robinson wrote:
> I'm running FC6 on an eMachines laptop. I'm trying to configure NIS 
> for my growing home network. I seem to be having peculiar problems 
> with the ypbind init script. When I try to start the init script, it 
> fails:
> [root at proteus ~]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/ypbind start
> Starting NIS service:                                      [  OK  ]
> Binding  NIS service: .........                            [FAILED]
> Shutting down NIS service:                                 [  OK  ]
> However, I find that if I run the init script with the restart option, 
> it will often, but not always, succeed:
> [root at proteus run]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/ypbind restart
> Shutting down NIS service:                                 [FAILED]
> Starting NIS service:                                      [  OK  ]
> Binding  NIS service: ...                                  [  OK  ]
> If I start ypbind by itself from a command line, it always succeeds. I 
> verify the successes and failures with ps, ypwhich and ypcat commands.
> Anyone have a clue as to what is going on here? I've been looking for 
> some indication in some log, but haven't found any. The goal is to get 
> the init script to succeed on boot up. (The init script gives the same 
> messages at bootup as it does when run with "start" from the command
> line.)
> Thanks!
> Andrew Robinson
    Try chkconfig ypbind on and when you reboot it will be on and stay on.


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