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Bug 455857 - ypbind loses bind
Summary: ypbind loses bind
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ypbind
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Vitezslav Crhonek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-18 12:31 UTC by Matt Domsch
Modified: 2009-06-10 03:55 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-06-10 03:55:08 UTC

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Description Matt Domsch 2008-07-18 12:31:17 UTC
Description of problem:
We've been seeing this problem for several weeks, on machines running Fedora 8
and 9, up-to-date with ypbind-1.20.4-6.fc9.x86_64.  ypbind binds to the lab
local ypserv (which happens to be quite old, running Red Hat Linux 7.2
ypserv-2.8-0.72E).  But the ypbind clients lose their bind to the server
"often"; some daily, some every hour or so, some much less often.

on the ypserv, we've gotten syslog messages like this one for years, but with
seemingly no problem because of it:
ypserv[25936]: refused connect from xx.xx.xx.xx:41801 to procedure ypproc_match

A restart of ypbind on systems where it has lost bind always restores it.  But
that's annoying to have to do often.  There seems no rhyme or reason from a
client perspective why it might lose bind.  The lab network is fully switched
gigabit ports, very lightly utilized.

Comment 1 Matt Domsch 2008-08-06 15:52:50 UTC
still seeing this, with up-to-date Fedora 9.  Any debugging I can provide, please describe what to do.

Comment 2 Matt Domsch 2008-08-12 14:23:39 UTC
ping - this is still failing on F-9.

Comment 3 Vitezslav Crhonek 2008-10-16 09:52:17 UTC
Well, I'm not able to reproduce it.

Older versions than ypbind-1.20.4-6 worked fine? There are only minor changes in ypbind (generally in init script), so I believe it's highly unlikely that the problem is linked to ypbind update.

ypserv message you mentioned (error code -4) AFAIK means that the map requested wasn't found, so you're right - it doesn't matter (in newer ypserv these events aren't logged).

Did you try change -ping-interval disable ping at all? Brings it some effect?

Comment 4 Matt Domsch 2008-10-16 12:49:27 UTC
Michael Brown, can you look at ping interval?  You have the nightly reproducer case.


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Comment 6 Matt Domsch 2009-06-10 03:55:08 UTC
I don't think I've seen this on F10.  Closing.

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