On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, Lennart Börjeson wrote:
I'm having trouble configuring my amd64 boxes as NIS Clients. The ypbind daemon can't connect to the server. x86 boxes on the same network can. All are running SuSE 9.1, in appropriate x86 and amd64 versions of course.
I'm baffled. I've tried running ypbind -debug, but all it says is repeated "yp ping" of the NIS servers, which seemingly don't respond. As I said, only my amd64 boxes have this problem.
Are there any known issues with NIS and amd64? I've tried following various troubleshooting guides I found on the 'net, but I'm no NIS expert and I might of course have overlooked something obvious.
Any hints, please?
I've got AMD64 NIS clients, have used SLES 8 in the past but have migrated all of them to SuSE 9.1 over the last couple of months. I never ran into problems of any sort.
1. Are you using broadcast or specific IP addresses to identify NIS servers? 2. What's the firewall setup on the clients? 3. As you restart the ypbind daemon, does 'netstat -ut' on the server show anything useful?