Angel Rivera angel at
Sun Aug 3 12:17:19 EDT 2003

Sanjoy Bandyopadhyay writes: 

> On Sat, 2 Aug 2003, Angel Rivera wrote: 
>> Check to make sure your NIS server is running and talking (TCPDUMP).
>> If your node is running fine?  Trying running "/etc/rc.d/init.d/ypbind 
>> restart" and see what error crops up. 
> yes the NIS server is running. /etc/rc.d/init.d/ypbind restart gives this:
> Shutting down NIS services:    [FAILED]
> Binding to the NIS domain:     [OK]
> Listening for an NIS domain server................... [FAILED] 
>> Also, try nisdomainname and see what crops up there. 
> nisdomainname gives correct domain name. 
> We have the Sever filesystems NFS mounted on the clients. I can see
> now that this NFS mounting is not working for the clients. While the
> clients tries to mount the NFS filesystem, it gives this error: 
> Mounting NFS filesystem: mount : RPC : Port mapper failure - RPC: unable
> to receive

It is not seeing the ypserver. have you tried rpcinfo -p <servername> 
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