A List of random errors and fixes for them
NIS Resolver issue
After setting up a new Solaris box with NIS, i was haveing issues.
I checked NIS with:
bash-3.00# ypcat passwd RPC failure on yp operation
As you can see this was failing and reporting the below in messages:
May 5 23:05:23 test-box ypcat: yp_all - transport level create failure for domain test.url.co.uk / map passwd.byname: RPC: Unknown host
This is because NIS had been set up as the hosts resolver and we are not using NIS for DNS
e.g. /etc/nsswitch.conf was set up like.
hosts: files dns nis
A simple update fixed the issues
e.g. /etc/nsswitch.conf should be set up like.
hosts: dns files