Angel Rivera angel at
Sat Aug 2 18:11:17 EDT 2003

Sanjoy Bandyopadhyay writes: 

> Hi,
> I have a cluster running Rh 7.3 with NIS server. The cluster was running
> fine. But suddenly after rebooting now the clients are having problems in
> recognizing the NIS domain server name. while booting the clients it says: 
> Binding to the NIS domain: [OK]
> Listening for an NIS domail server............[FAILED] 
> ypwhich on clients says 'Can't communicate with ypbind' 
> ypbind, ypserv are running fine on the server. 
> I will appreciate if anyone can help..

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. 

Also, try nisdomainname and see what crops up there. 
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