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Re: problems with nis

In article <9605101416.AA18880@mccarthy.csd.uwo.ca>,
Dale Miller  <dale@csd.uwo.ca> wrote:
>I am trying to use the nis package in debian. I have it
>setup as a master. When I boot up my system I get the
>following message.
>YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: No bound server for domain Chipper
>Once I have finished the boot if I do a ypcat hosts
>the sae message appears. If I then start a ppp link
>the message goes away and everything is fine.

It sounds as if you don't have an ethernet card or a network.
NIS needs a network interface to be "happy", or so it seems.
It should work over the loopback interface but I've never tried

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