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I am trying to setup basic NIS server and client on Redhat Linux 6.

I don't see portmap service in RHEL 6?

I need steps on how to install NIS on RHEL6.
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Step by step configuration mention below

http://rbsrhel.blogspot.in/2013/03/rhel-6-nis.html

if you want more deep knowledge then you should go redhat site.

https://access.redhat.com/
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according to this i tried and I am having issue.

I was not able to join NIS client to master. When i tried to bind its not working.
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[root@nisserver ~]# service portmap restart
portmap: unrecognized service
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I did follow this document. I am still having issue with binding the client to NIS server.

http://rbsrhel.blogspot.in/2013/03/rhel-6-nis.html
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NIS server looks fine. but when i tried to test the client. I am seeing the following error on client side.

[root@nisclient /]# ypwhich
ypwhich: Can't communicate with ypbind
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You may also want to check to see if you have Firewall enabled which will likely stop the communication between the NIS client and the NIS server

#service iptables stop
or you can do..
# iptables -F
#service iptables save
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I had to turn on the NetworkManager and the interface should be used by NetworkManager to bind the service.

weird.
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by:Kent W
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Portmap is now rpcbind in most "6" RH upstreams.

service rpcbind restart
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