Re: NIS and /etc/hosts
In article <cistron.E0zud4N-0000S1email@example.com>,
Simon Read <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I get the most bizarre problem with NIS.
>If I put "ypserver 192.168.1.2" in /etc/yp.conf everything works just
>fine. If I put "ypserver mynishost" in there, I get lots of
>"YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not bound" errors.
Sounds like you are using NIS to do name resolving.
>mynishost is definitely, explicitly in /etc/hosts as 192.168.1.2.
>What could I be doing wrong? I'm keen to trace my problem or cause a
>bug to be fixed, whichever comes first.
Check out /etc/nsswitch.conf and make sure that you arent't using NIS
for name lookups. Should look like this:
hosts: files dns
networks: files dns
Also some programs might still use /etc/host.conf. That file should
look like this:
Indifference will certainly be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?