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Old 07-14-2009, 09:12 AM   #1
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NIS and binding to YP server

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.

Old 07-15-2009, 12:22 AM   #2
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RE: NIS and binding to YP server

You need to be sudo or root (last resort, isn't used in Ubuntu anyway) to restart a server via the init scripts. You may want to check this site out as well for setting up NIS and NFS. It helped me greatly.

Hope this helps


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