|Summary:||ypbind won't find servers from /etc/hosts|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||mandrews|
|Component:||ypbind||Assignee:||Preston Brown <pbrown>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-10-16 19:20:39 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description mandrews 2000-05-05 01:37:51 UTC
ypbind will not locate hosts whose names are defined in /etc/hosts. This problem exists in redhat 6.1 and 6.2. Looks like the problem is in res_gethostbyname (so not really ypbind - glibc I guess), because when I replaced the call to res_gethostbyname with gethostbyname and recompiled the problem was fixed.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 15:54:59 UTC
assigned to laroche
Comment 2 Preston Brown 2000-10-16 18:59:08 UTC
res_gethostbyname by definition only uses the resolver, not /etc/hosts, for name lookup, so there is no problem there. The question is why ypbind is using the res_ function instead of the regular glibc function. I have mailed the author for clarification.
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2000-10-16 19:20:36 UTC
*** Bug 11316 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Preston Brown 2000-10-16 19:39:32 UTC
Answer from the program author: res_gethostbyname in ypbind-mt is only used if we don't have __nss_configure_lookup. The reason is simple: To avoid a deadlock. If we would use gethostbyname, we are not allowed to add "nis" to the hosts entry in /etc/nsswitch.conf. So we only allow IP numbers or use DNS (res_gethostbyname). But if we have __nss_configure_lookup, we can override the rule in /etc/nsswitch.conf to use only /etc/hosts and then DNS. With glibc 2.1 and 2.2 /etc/hosts and DNS should be allowed. Thorsten I.e., this is intentional behaviour. List the IP address of your NIS server if the machine is also a DNS server, or if there is no DNS entry.