I am now able to update my NIS maps to my remote sites. Special
thanks to the following for their input:
John Stewart <email@example.com>
Anatoly.Lisovsky@kamaz.kazan.su (Anatoly M. Lisovsky)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Celeste Stokely)
email@example.com (Manjeet Rekhi)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Hal Stern - Distinguished Systems Engineer)
I probably wasn't real clear in that the netresources map had been
working fine until relatively recently. It is a home brewed map that
we use for a variety of functions.
John Stewart <email@example.com> hit the nail right on the head:
Ace> We've seen this behaviour over low speed links and there was
Ace> line protocol failure because of a framing error.
Our local telco swapped out a bad mux and things are peachy.
My original message:
Original> I've run into a rather bizarre NIS update problem that I
Original> can't seem to diagnose. I appeal to the collective
Original> wisdom of the net to come to my aid. (PLEASE)
Original> I'm trying to update a NIS map to a remote site over a
Original> T1 line. This particular map is non-standard but works
Original> fine in all our other sites. On the server I get the
Original> following message:
Original> wizard# make netresources updated netresources
Original> Status received from ypxfr on morgan: Failed - ypxfr
Original> had an RPC failure Status received from ypxfr on tyler:
Original> Failed - ypxfr had an RPC failure pushed netresources
Original> morgan and tyler are the servers at the other end of the
Original> T1. Note that there are local servers that recieve the
Original> update just fine. Also (and most bizarre), the
Original> netresources map is the ONLY NIS map that morgan and
Original> tyler have trouble recieving - maps like hosts,
Original> netgroup, etc. work just fine.
Original> If I try to ypxfr the map on either machine, I get
Original> messages like the following:
Original> morgan# /usr/etc/yp/ypxfr -f -h wizard netresources
Original> clnt call to ypxfrd getdbm failed. getdbm: RPC: Timed
Original> out (info) wizard cadem.mc.xerox.com netresources ypxfrd
Original> getdbm failed (reason = -3) -- using ypxfr
Original> Again, something like "ypxfr -f -h wizard hosts.byname"
Original> works just fine.
Original> All workstations in question are running SunOS 4.1.3_U1.
Other suggestions are included below. Thanks to one and all
>From Anatoly M. Lisovsky:
Anatoly> Hi John, i think Secure RPC wo'nt work because of non
Anatoly> stable time delays.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Celeste Stokely)
Celeste> I may be ignorant, but I've never heard of an NIS map of
Celeste> "netresources" and neither has my 4.1.4 NIS
Celeste> master. Perhaps you've added this into your master's maps
Celeste> and haven't updated the NIS Makefile to support it on
Celeste> morgan and tyler?
From: email@example.com (Manjeet Rekhi)
Manjeet> You may want to delete these maps from secondary
Manjeet> servers(morgan and tyler) and retry.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Hal Stern - Distinguished Systems Engineer)
Hal> do you have the netresources map already on the slave
Hal> servers? that is, does some copy of it exist there? if not,
Hal> the ypxfr will fail when it attempts to send a "clear all"
Hal> message to the slave server -- it will not have any map to
Hal> clear the entries from. you'll probably need to explicitly
Hal> drag the map across (specifying the master name, the domain
Hal> name, etc) and then ypxfr should be happier.
John M. Vogtle Internet: email@example.com UNIX Systems Programmer Phone: (716) 422-6475 US Mail: 800 Phillips Rd. Bldg 147-59c "One planet is all you get." Webster, New York 14580
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