Date: Fri Apr 07 1995 - 08:41:21 CDT

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I resolved the problem by restoring /var/nis from tape!

MANY Thanks to:

Scott.Kamin@Central.Sun.COM (Scott Kamin [Sun Denver SE])
Leonard Sitongia <>
Jeff Victor <victoj@kellas.Sage.EDU>
rauthenberg@HHI.DE (Stefan Rauthenberg) (Christian Masopust) (Gene Loriot (

Some of the suggestions were:

Install patch 101318-70
Stop and restart the rpc processes manually
start the nis process with the "-v" option to debug
Run adb or dbx on the core file

>I am currently running NIS+ on a network of 20-30 Sparc stations. It
>has been working perfectly for about 2 years now. This morning I
>reboot the NIS+ server and NIS+ never started again! I type
>/usr/lib/nis/nisping and it returns:
> NIS+ servers unreachable
>Where should I start to look and what should I try. This is an
>Things done so far:
>Watched boot process, no errors.
>Did a "ps" and verified all processes where running. The only process
>that is not running is /usr/sbin/rpc.nisd. Tried to start manually,
>nothing happens. Looked in /var/adm/messages for errors, there are >none.
>In /var/nis, there was a core file!! Removed the core file and tried
>starting it again and there was another core file??????????
>Please help !!!!!!!!!
>Mark Mellman

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