Summary: NIS DNS Problem

From: Christopher E. Olaes (
Date: Fri Apr 11 1997 - 16:40:18 CDT

Hi Everyone,

Here was my orignal post:

> Hi Everyone,
> I have a NIS DNS problem..... I have configured a group of machine using
> NIS..... With one master and one slave......
> I have edited the /etc/resolv.conf file with pertainent info. However,
> all the machine can see is just the NIS host map.....
> All of the machines are running SunOS 4.1.4.
> Any ideas.....
> Thanks in advance
> Chris


I forgot to mention that I had B=-b in my yp Makefile, so that was not the

It turns out the problem was, what that I had a cross bind on the slave

The NIS master server obviously binds to itself, however the NIS slave
server must bind to the master NIS server... Instead the NIS slave server
was binding to itself, which caused the clients that were connected to the
NIS slave server unable to use DNS......

Thanks to all who replied..

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