Quote:>Is anyone out there using NIS instead of NIS+ on
>Solaris 2.3? Would like to know if you've had any
>problems? Please email me directly.
I do run the so-called "Transition Kit" i.e. the NIS server kit
for Solaris 2.x. I works fairly well, except for a serious bug in
the /etc/init.d/yp startup script that prevents rpc.passwdd from
updating the passwd map. The daemon is started without
/usr/ccs/bin in its PATH, which prevents it from finding "make"
when needed. I fixed it by modifying the corresponding script line
$YPDIR/rpc.yppasswdd /var/yp/passwd -nosingle -m passwd
Note that the dummy "-nosingle" option is still needed to work
around the old command line parsing bug.
On occasions, I've also seen the ypserver crashing repeatedly
ld.so.1: /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypserv: fatal: relocation error
symbol not found: _xdr_yprequest referenced in /usr/lib/netsvc/yp/ypserv
The fix was to shut down all the NIS clients, reboot the server
and the clients. Since it's rather uneasy to reproduce I haven't
opened a call on that. I'm not even sure that the NIS server kit
Alain FAUCONNET Ingenieur systeme - System Manager AP-HP/SIM
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