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Can NIS client broadcast for server?

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I am using Red Hat 4.1, with yp-clients 2.2. If I just
specify a yp server in /etc/yp.conf, everything works fine.
If I run ypbind, it will broadcast and find a yp server for
the domain, but none of the applications get the NIS data.
Is there a way to broadcast for a yp server? Currently it's
a problem when the server in /etc/yp.conf is unavailable.
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dtm

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If I run ypbind and also specify a server in /etc/yp.conf:

  domain name broadcast
  ypserver servername

client programs get the NIS data from the specified server, but
the server ypbind finds may be a different one.
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dtm

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I guess I need to clarify. We have several yp servers. If I do
not use ypbind, and I specify any one of the servers in the
LINUX machine's /etc/yp.conf file, all yp client functions
work. If I instead specify 'domain ourname broadcast' in
/etc/yp.conf and run ypbind, ypbind finds a yp server just
fine. I verify this by running ypwhich. But the NIS data for
users and such does not appear. If I do both those things,
then I get the NIS data from the server specified in
/etc/yp.conf, and ypbind finds a server (not necessarily the
same server). The servers are not refusing to serve the data
to the LINUX machine. There just seems to be no connection
between ypbind and the client processes that use NIS data.
jgr

Commented:
Did u run ypbind in debugging mode ?
Some versions of ypbind (i had this problem) cant get data from
the server, although they get a connection.
The debugging output says something like :
Received Signal 11.
Received signal 15....
(dont remember the signal numbers exactly now)

The debugging output of ypserv says, that there where lock errors, when this specific version of ypbind connects to the server. Which libc are u using ?
There is a new version of ypclients for all libc's >= 5.4.21.
If u compile these, everything should work.

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