Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166108
ypbind disappears if ypserv crashes
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:19 EST
Description of problem:
If ypserv crashes, ypbind processes silently disappear instead of patiently
waiting for ypserv to come back.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Quite often, but not always. This time, in a cluster of about 10 machines, only
1 ypbind was missing. All the others survived and reconnected to ypserv when it
was restarted. ypbind on the NIS server machine seems to never disappear.
Steps to Reproduce:
Take an NIS server with a few NIS clients. Kill ypserv (the infamous "svc_run: -
poll failed: No child processes" problem in RHL9). Wait for, say, 12 hours,
On some clients ypbinds are gone and have to be restarted manually.
All ypbinds should survive the NIS outage and reconnect to ypserv when it
We see the same problem in Fedora 3. RHL9 was fine. No data for Fedora 1,2 or 4.
Forgot to say what I see in the system log: "ypbind: broadcast: RPC: Timed
out." while ypserv is down. Then these messages stop and ypbind is not running. K.O.
I believe this is the same problem that caused bz #167061.
Please try the ypbind-1.17.2-8 rpm and let me know if it solves your problem.
The ypbind-1.17.2-8 rpm can be found here: http://people.redhat.com/cfeist/ypbind/
No response to NEEDINFO since 9/6/06, closing as a dup.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 167061 ***