> Dear netters,
> We have a verry abstract problem. On a sun running 4.1.1 that is
> both the NIS & DNS master server, after some undefined occurance
> we now find that the machine is happily resolving names through
> DNS but cannot resolve a name contained in the YP hosts maps.
> # ping spider
> ping: unknown host spider
> # ypmatch spider hosts
> 220.127.116.11 spider
> # ping ftp.cc.berkeley.edu
> ftp.cc.berkeley.edu is alive
The failure had to be in the gethostbyname system call. Which is
in libc. Despite assurances by the Sys-Manager on site that this
had not been changed, it turned out to be the case & it hade been
changed 2 weeks ago & no one had noticed till recently.
Thanks to all those that responded & particularly those that got it
email@example.com (Birger A. Wathne)
PS. One person saw this as a feature but I'm afraid I've deleted your message in
preparing this summary. What you are probably interested in is something called
resolv+2.1 from the net (refered to by firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively I
could send you the library that we have just deactivated. Unfortunately I am
unaware of it's heratige as the Sys-Manager on site is 3hrs behind us, So I haven't
spoken to him yet.
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