Bug 62528 - Mount NFS and NIS are ordered incorrectly
Summary: Mount NFS and NIS are ordered incorrectly
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Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: net-tools (Show other bugs)
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Version: skipjack-beta1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-04-02 04:45 UTC by Brian Thompson
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-02 04:45:16 UTC
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Description Brian Thompson 2002-04-02 04:45:12 UTC
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Description of problem:
Basically if you try to mount NFS shares via /etc/fstab on boot, if the client 
is setup to resolve host names through NIS, netfs is mounted before ypbind is, 
so you need to fix the ordering of this to mount netfs after ypbind, even if 
it is only done so if nssswitch.conf specifies nis as the first for hosts

make sense?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.change /etc/nsswitch.conf to hosts: nis dns files
2. restart computer
3. watch it boot

Actual Results:  fails to mount nfs shares because it doesn't know the host 

Expected Results:  resolv host names through nis (ypbind first), then mount 
nfs shares 

i changed S25netfs to S29netfs in rc3.d and rc5.d, this fixed the problem =)

Additional info:

not sure if i picked the right "component" to complain about..sorry guys, im 
sure you can fix this too!

Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2002-04-02 15:52:49 UTC
Wellll, the rabbit hole goes a little deeper here:

Unfortunaltely ypwhich resides in /usr, which requires netfs to be started
before it (as /usr might be read only mounted via NFS), so this basically
creates a loop.

It would be possible if everything from yp would resided in / (nothing in /usr),
but i am not sure if that is feasible soon.

My personal advice would be to either put those hosts in DNS or in /etc/hosts
and use that for hostname resolving.

Read ya, Phil

Comment 2 Brian Thompson 2002-04-02 16:07:12 UTC
yeah, that makes sense...my fix works so far...but, i just wanted to let you 
guys know about it...unfortunately my setup is too large to use /etc/hosts

thanks though!

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