Bug 156629 - ypbind quits silently after kernel update
ypbind quits silently after kernel update
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ypserv (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Steve Dickson
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2005-05-02 14:30 EDT by Clinton
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:09 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:03:15 EDT
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Description Clinton 2005-05-02 14:30:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
After updating Enterprise AS 3 kernel to 2.4.21-27.0.4.El.smp, NIS and CVS no longer function

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ypbind-1.12-5.21.1; kernel-2.4.21-27.0.4.EL.smp

How reproducible:
Couldn't Reproduce

Steps to Reproduce:
1.service ypbind restart

Actual Results:  Shutting down NIS services:                                [  OK  ]
Binding to the NIS domain: [ OK ]
Listening for an NIS domain server.

Expected Results:  Shutting down NIS services:                                [  OK  ]
Binding to the NIS domain: [ OK ]
Listening for an NIS domain server.
Found server <NIS server name>

Additional info:

Trying to login to an NIS account from the client shows the following in the
server's /var/log/messages (server is "skippy", NIS domainname is "dippy"):

Apr 27 09:56:17 skippy ypserv[2348]: refused connect from to
procedure ypproc_match (dippy,passwd.byname;0)
Apr 27 09:56:21 skippy ypserv[2348]: refused connect from to
procedure ypproc_domain (dippy,;0)

'ypcat passwd' from the client gives the following:

No such map passwd.byname. Reason: No such map in server's domain

I think that the client isn't actually binding to the NIS domain server.
I am not certain whether a message reporting a successful bind is supposed to be output.

When I try to login to CVS I get the following:
cvs [login aborted]: connect to skippy( failed: Connection refused

This bug is similar to 155967, but I believe different enough to warrant it's own report.
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:03:15 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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