Thanks for the responses. Most of the responses that I got were VERY close, the
prize goes to email@example.com who gave me an old sunmanager summary on
how to setup a NIS across a router. I had to startup a new portmap process to
get the slave server to bind to the client ...
In a nutshell, this is what I had to do in this order ,
1.) On the slave, startup a new portmap process, run ypbind in promicuous mode,
and run ypset to force binding to the master server ...
# domainname foo.com
# /usr/etc/ypbind -ypsetme
# /usr/etc/yp/ypset master_server_name
2.) On the master, rerun ypinit, adding the slave host to the list of servers
# /usr/etc/yp/ypinit -m
3.) On the slave, run ypinit to get the maps from the server
# /usr/etc/yp/ypinit -s master_server_name
4.) reboot the slave machine
THis worked great. I guess my problem was the hostname to IP address translation
between the master and the slave, eventhough I had both in the /etc/hosts files
on both machines. The documentation says that ypbind sends out a broadcast
message to find servers to bind to. Broadcast packets do not go beyond a
subnet which explains why it never found the master, which is on a different
The interesting part to me is that I am just running normal ypbind on the
slave machine now and it can communicate with the master just fine now. In
other words, I only had to run ypbind -ypsetme just to make the initial
bind to the master and get all of the maps.
Anyway the problem is fixed. Thanks to the following:
Merry Christmas !!
_ /| Dave Haut
\,o.O' Sys Admin
=(___)= EXAR Corporation
(408) 434-6400 x3462
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