[Gllug] NFS problem (now this is REALLY p*****g me off!)

Dylan gllug at dylan.me.uk
Wed Jul 24 18:48:18 UTC 2002

On Wednesday 24 July 2002 18:50, Ian wrote:
> Hmm,
> i can recall having similar bother on my lan, i tracked it down to a
> dodgy cronjob that updated the nis (hosts map) from the servers dns
> records, the cronjob was on a redhat system that recompiled the nis maps
> and restarted (instead of reloading) the nis server, so the nis client
> lost its binding, and the /etc/nsswitch.conf thingee was set to
> nis,named,files so waited for nis to timeout before doing anything,
> i suspect you may have a similar sort of thing,

But this surely wouldn't affect nfs mounts at bootup? Especially since ypbind 
is started after nfsd on the clients. Still, I'll have a footle in crontab.

> when you experience the problem, on your workstations try running
> rpcinfo -p hostname (i think, please correct me) to see if it can see
> any rpc services, if it does it will likly see the nfs but not ypbind.
> as how to fix it? um, i dont recall how i did.
> Ian

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