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ypbind (was: Re: X-problems: What do these two apps have in common?)

On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 12:13:13PM +0100, David Baron wrote:

| Feb 27 11:57:27 d_baron ypbind[619]: broadcast: RPC: Timed out.

| ypbind[619] broadcast: RPC: Timed out. I have one of these every 74 seconds. 
| This was flagged on google (this time I checked) but no solutions. What is 
| it. This is apparently harmless but might as well fix it :-) I think there is 
| a bootup message relating to this as well.

ypbind is part of the NIS system.  (NIS is Network Information System,
I think)  NIS was developed in the mid-80's by Sun to solve the
administrative problem of synchronizing /etc/passwd, /etc/group,
/etc/hosts, and /etc/services on many machines on a single network.  I
don't know anything beyond that, but if you aren't using NIS then you
certainly have no need for ypbind and can remove it.  (I don't know
what package its in, though)


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