I have a NIS(not NIS+) master server on an x86 machine with
Solaris8. The nsswitch.conf has the following entries,
hosts: files nis dns
and /var/yp/Makefile has "B=". (without -b).
The trouble is the NIS master server cannot communicate with hosts of
That is, on the NIS master server, when I do "ping" to a host, whose
name is either in /etc/inet/hosts or NIS host-database, "ping" returns
"the_host is alive" soon. but when I do "ping" the same host with the
FQDN which is not in /etc/inet/hosts nor NIS host database,"ping"
"# truss ping the_host.f.q.d.n" gives
If I change the NIS master server for just a NIS client, then the
above trouble will go away.
Under the same configuration, the NIS master server of Solaris7(intel)
can run without the above trouble.
Is there a patch for the trouble?