Re: trouble with portmap on diskless machines
>>>>> "viral" == viral <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
viral> NIS doesn't work on the diskless machines. After some
viral> looking around, I figured that it was the portmapper that
viral> really wasn't working. It shows up in the ps listing, and
viral> there are no errors reported during bootup for portmap.
I am not sure if this is relevant or not (the error is different to
what I would have expected), however I haven't been able to get the
pure Debian version of NIS working on diskless systems.
See bug #48628.
I submitted a patch about this years ago, but for some reason it was
later removed. It is easy to fix in the source code (IIRC: modify the
if condition to test if F_GETLK returns the PID of the current
process), but am not sure if this is the current fix or not.
Brian May <email@example.com>