Each time my machine reboots, it takes about 2 minutes for an attempt of the YP server to bind (then it fails).
jim@LinuxBox:~$ /etc/init.d/nis restart
start-stop-daemon: warning: failed to kill 2469: Operation not permitted
* Starting NIS services
* binding to YP server...
--> repeats 10 times <--
* .... [fail]
[ OK ]
The previous is a YP server command while running.
What happens at boot time is similar.
I think I need NIS for my work.
This looks like an old common problem (maybe on AMD64 - Ubuntu; which I have).
The following link has a good description of NIS and this particular problem. It is a complex problem that I am spending some time working on.
It looks like my problem may be that an NIS master has not been created.
Does anyone know a quick fix for this problem?
I am trying to share files and run remote desktop with XP machines on a local network. The lack of NIS server may be contributing to my difficulties.