YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not bound
Hello everyone, I have recently inherited a network of Ubuntu 6.06 clients connecting to an SME Server 7.2 host via a 24 port switch (using NIS). Everything is on the same subnet. One of the clients has just started rejecting all attempts at logging on to the network. As far as I can tell nothing has been changed on the client;-)
I pinged 127.0.0.1 and got a reply so assume the NIC is OK. But can't ping anything else. I tried going into the Networking screen in Ubuntu while logged in as adminstrator but the cursor just spins for a while then disappears and it will not display the screen for me to check the NIC status through the gui. Any attempt to run YP commands comes back with YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not bound. I have tried different NICs, replaced the Cat 5 cable (which was OK) and tried different ports on the switch. However I cannot contact the server. I have also compared the yp.conf and host files etc with other clients (and the documentation I have been left) and can't see anything untoward. The Hosts and domains settings on the SME server are OK. Is there something on the server that needs to be purged or unlocked somehow? Or where else should I be focussing my attention?