Sanjoy Bandyopadhyay sanjoy at
Sun Aug 3 01:36:00 EDT 2003

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


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