Bug 443409 - ypbind always fails to bind at boot for me
ypbind always fails to bind at boot for me
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-21 09:17 EDT by Thomas J. Baker
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:51 EDT (History)
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Description Thomas J. Baker 2008-04-21 09:17:41 EDT
ypbind-1.20.4-4.fc9.x86_64, up to date F9 preview/rawhide system. 

I have a single server specified by ip address, I have the firewall set to
disabled although by default, it has some iptables rules anyway (I'm
bugzilla'ing that since it makes broadcast ypbind not work), I have selinux in
permissive mode. Everytime I boot, ypbind fails to bind. I've had to add a
'service ypbind restart; sleep 15; service autofs reload' to my rc.local file
and then even after that, the automounts never get loaded until I log in as root
and reload them essentially a third time.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-21 19:32:04 EDT
Are you using NetworkManager or the traditional network service?
Comment 2 Thomas J. Baker 2008-04-21 21:04:21 EDT
I'm using NM with a static IP address. I've been testing with that as I thought
it was going to be the default.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-21 21:13:05 EDT
It is -- I think that for some cases like this where the link takes a few
seconds to come up, the thought is to add NETWORKWAIT or NETWORKDELAY in
/etc/sysconfing/network.  Adding notting and dcbw to the cc as I know I saw them
talking about it last week.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2008-04-21 22:02:09 EDT
Adding NETWORKWAIT=yes to /etc/sysconfig/network should cause it to wait for the
network to be available.
Comment 5 Thomas J. Baker 2008-04-22 09:20:23 EDT
I'll try that. Another bug that causes problems for ypbind is
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=443411 where disabling the firewall
with system-config-firewall doesn't really disable it. It makes broadcast
ypbinds fail.
Comment 6 Thomas J. Baker 2008-04-22 11:15:43 EDT
When Bill says 'should cause it to wait for the network', which 'it' is he
referring to? ypbind? I added NETWORKWAIT=yes to /etc/sysconfig/network and
rebooted but the only change I saw was when NetworkManager started; it printed
something like 'waiting for network'. ypbind started (and failed) way before NM
started, 10 to 15 services earlier.
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2008-04-22 11:43:03 EDT
If you have a system that has/was installed from an earlier rawhide, you may
need to run, once updating:

/sbin/chkconfig haldaemon resetpriorities
/sbin/chkconfig NetworkManager resetpriorities
Comment 8 Thomas J. Baker 2008-04-22 13:31:06 EDT
This system was installed last Friday with the preview release. I ran the resets
anyway and will try booting again after lunch.
Comment 9 Thomas J. Baker 2008-04-22 13:55:31 EDT
Resetting the priorities fixed it for me. YP now starts after NM and everything
works as expected.
Comment 10 Bill Nottingham 2008-04-22 14:07:11 EDT
OK, closing.
Comment 11 Derrien 2008-04-25 08:40:36 EDT
With NM and DHCP to get nis domain and nis servers it doesn't work : there is no
/etc/yp.conf created like /sbin/dhclient-script made

NB: same pb with hostname. Our machines get their hostname from DCHP; with NM
that doesn't work anymore

Must I open new cases for these pbs ?
Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:51:18 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 13 Derrien 2008-05-21 08:53:49 EDT
I solved this pb using the script directive in /etc/dhclient-XXX.conf:

script "/sbin/dhclient+nm-script";

with /sbin/dhclient+nm-script :

But it would be fine if nm-dhcp-client.action make all the work...
Comment 14 Julian G 2008-07-18 17:47:35 EDT
NM doesn't recognize my wired network (e100 - intel 81801 BA/BAM/CA/CAM Rev 1).
nevertheless i get an ip from dhcp but ypbind refuses to connect. if i kill NM
and restart ypbind everything works fine.
Comment 15 Julian G 2008-12-20 20:59:31 EST
Does anybody care about this bug or should it be closed as "wontfix, because I don't want to"?
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