|Summary:||NIS domainname upper/lower case mismatch|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Maarten van Gelder <vgelder>|
|Component:||ypbind||Assignee:||Steve Dickson <steved>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Ben Levenson <benl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-02-19 13:00:45 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Maarten van Gelder 2003-01-28 09:21:48 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; T312461) Description of problem: We have a NIS server running with NIS domain name KVI (upper case). During the installation of RedHat 8.0 on a NIS client I typed the NIS domain name (KVI) in capitals. After installation in the reboot the NIS server lookup failed. The information in /etc/yp.conf and also from 'nisdomainname' showed the domain name as 'kvi'. Whereas the file /etc/sysconfig/network showed 'KVI'. After using 'authconfig' (without changing anything) the domain name was set to upper case and the NIS server was found. But after a reboot the same problem arouse: NIS server lookup failed, because of the lower/upper case mismatch. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Just reboot 2. 3. Actual Results: see description field Expected Results: Keep the original upper/lower case NIS domain name. Additional info: Why does the RH8.0 'system' convert the NIS domain name to lower case during the boot (but not everywhere)? The NIS domain name is case sensitive (see the RFC)!
Comment 1 Mihai Ibanescu 2003-01-28 12:59:34 UTC
Reassigning to a more appropriate component, this issue has nothing to do with RHN.
Comment 2 Maarten van Gelder 2003-02-19 13:00:45 UTC
While browsing through the system files I found a dhclient lease file that showed the NIS domain name in lower case. Indeed our DHCP server returned that option. After changing the DHCP configuration NIS domain option to upper case the problem vanished. I suppose RedHat 8.0 takes the NIS domain name from DHCP whereas the previous versions we use (6.2 and 7.1) take the name typed in during installation. RedHat 8.0 installation still asks for the NIS domain although DHCP is used. So I didn't find out the changes directly ...