Setting up NIS
I'm trying to get a NIS domain started and having little luck... I've
followed along through /usr/share/doc/nis/nis.debian.howto.gz (which is
great to have there!), but it doesn't seem to have worked.
I started to suspect that things weren't working at step 3.6, starting the
server, when it didn't seem to be able to bind to the YP server. (I'm still
not entirely clear on why it wants to bind to the server when /etc/init.d/nis
is telling it that it's the master server, but I digress...)
Then, in step 3.7, I knew things weren't working as I saw
"/usr/lib/yp/ypinit -m" report "failed to send 'clear' to local ypserv:
RPC: Timed out" for each and every map that it tried to update.
Just to be sure, though, I tried a ypwhich after ypinit finished and was
told, "can't yp_bind: Reason: Domain not bound".
Throughout all of this, nothing was logged to syslog.
So how do I troubleshoot this? Is the problem obvious to anyone?
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