Bug 20106 - ypbind update requires different config format for yp.conf
Summary: ypbind update requires different config format for yp.conf
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ypbind   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Alexander Larsson
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
URL: http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/...
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Reported: 2000-10-31 16:01 UTC by jon
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-27 17:31:25 UTC
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Description jon 2000-10-31 16:01:46 UTC
The security update for ypbind changes the format of /etc/yp.conf in
incompatible ways.

My old yp.conf file, which also works on other Unix platforms, is:

ypserver ds2.gl.umbc.edu
ypserver irix1.gl.umbc.edu
ypserver irix2.gl.umbc.edu
domain slam

This no longer works.

My new file, which does work, is

domain slam server ds2.gl.umbc.edu
domain slam server irix1.gl.umbc.edu
domain slam server irix2.gl.umbc.edu

The only time the config file won't need to be changed is if the user only
uses broadcast mode, as far as I can tell.

The least the announcement should do is warn users of the configuration

At best, it shouldn't change the file. ;-)

Comment 1 jon 2000-11-21 19:31:52 UTC
This bug is three weeks old; all you guys have to do is release an updated
errata report, not release a new package. Can we have some action on this

Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2002-03-27 21:54:25 UTC
It's far to late to change the errata message now, if we release any new errata
for 6.2 i'll mention it though.

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