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Bug 195906 - ypbind service fails to start and times-out with YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not bound
ypbind service fails to start and times-out with YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain n...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ypbind (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Steve Dickson
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-06-19 10:21 EDT by David W. Legg
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-22 08:35:14 EDT
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Description David W. Legg 2006-06-19 10:21:59 EDT
Description of problem:
NIS/yp service fails to start on boot-up on FC5 pentium lap-top with fully
updated FC5 (not with development or test packages, though, just released
updates.)  I'm not sure which package update broke yp, becasue the pm-suspend
and pm-hibernate work so well nowadays that I haven't rebooted for ages.
Nothing has changed on our yp server.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ypbind-1.19-0.i386.rpm (but this has not changed recently)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot machine
2. Attempts to start NIS
3. Says  YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not bound lots of times then gives up
Actual results:
 YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not bound error message

Expected results:
 Brief pause while NIS client registers with YP server.

Additional info:
This appears to be something that has broken in the last week's worth of FC5

/etc/yp.conf says: domain eng.pto.optronics.co.uk server <ip number>
(with the ip number filled in, obviously.)

/etc/sysconfig/network/network contains the domain name too.

None of this has changed.  Last week NIS was ok; this week: Broken.
Comment 1 Steve Dickson 2006-06-19 11:09:59 EDT
What is the output of 'domainname' ?
Comment 2 David W. Legg 2006-06-19 11:35:17 EDT
domainname returns the expected NIS domain = eng.pto.optronics.co.uk
Comment 3 Steve Dickson 2006-06-30 07:38:21 EDT
Is there anything in /var/log/messags what would give
a clue as to what broke? 
Comment 4 David W. Legg 2006-06-30 07:57:59 EDT
This problem has become unreproduceable since I changed the network cable on the
machine.  Has anyone else confirmed the problem?  If not, I suggest we close the
bugzilla report.

I'm rather surprised that a simple cable could cause such a behaviourally
complex problem.

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