LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-12-2005, 04:44 AM   #1
Simon04
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
NIS on Redhat Enterprise Linux AS4


Hi

I'm trying to set up a NIS server on the above operating system and have run into a problem.

It all seems to work correctly up until the point where we try and run a "make passwd" at which point we are presented with:

Updating Passwd.byname
failed to send 'clear' to local ypserv: RPC: Unknown host
Updating Passwd.byuid
failed to send 'clear' to local ypserv: RPC: Unknown host

Once we do this a ycat passwd will show the changes we created, but we can't login and yppasswd <username> results in:

Unknown Error
yppasswd: User does not exist

However, if we reboot the machine, or do service ypserv restart (or manually stop and start) the machine begins functioning as expected.

Any help would be greatly appreciated to help rectify this problem.

Thanks in advance

Simon
 
Old 04-12-2005, 05:59 AM   #2
linuxxed
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 273

Rep: Reputation: 30
Re: NIS on Redhat Enterprise Linux AS4

Quote:
Originally posted by Simon04
Hi

I'm trying to set up a NIS server on the above operating system and have run into a problem.

It all seems to work correctly up until the point where we try and run a "make passwd" at which point we are presented with:

Updating Passwd.byname
failed to send 'clear' to local ypserv: RPC: Unknown host
Updating Passwd.byuid
failed to send 'clear' to local ypserv: RPC: Unknown host

Once we do this a ycat passwd will show the changes we created, but we can't login and yppasswd <username> results in:

Unknown Error
yppasswd: User does not exist

However, if we reboot the machine, or do service ypserv restart (or manually stop and start) the machine begins functioning as expected.

Any help would be greatly appreciated to help rectify this problem.

Thanks in advance

Simon

You might be trying to run make when ypserv is not running. Have you got ypserv to start at boot?

What does rpcinfo -p localhost say?

Since it is saying "unknown host" - you might want to check your /etc/hosts.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 06:24 AM   #3
Simon04
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for your reply.

I tried to do rpcinfo -p localhost and was told that the it was an unknown host (Although it did work with the server name). I checked the hosts file and noticed there was no localhost entry. I added this to the file and it now seems to all work correctly.

Thanks again

Simon
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SUSE 9 and 10 NIS clients with RedHat 8.0 NIS server not working fishsponge Linux - Networking 0 11-29-2005 08:43 AM
DNS problem for Redhat AS4 gz_xmg Linux - Enterprise 1 11-08-2005 09:01 PM
Sis chipset and Redhat AS4 topograf Linux - Hardware 0 11-04-2005 06:19 PM
How to share a modem on Redhat AS4 simile28 Linux - Networking 0 08-07-2005 02:20 PM
NIS for Redhat Enterprise Linux WS 3 jigsaw2 Linux - Networking 2 12-23-2004 02:49 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration