NIS problem on RHEL 4.6

Thorsten Staerk Thorsten.Staerk at
Fri Sep 19 04:48:06 CDT 2008

On Thursday 18 September 2008 19:00:03 linux-poweredge-request at wrote:
> Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 17:07:22 +0100
> From: "Brian O'Mahony" <brian.omahony at>
> Subject: RE: Ubuntu 7.04 and PE SC1435
> To: "Linux-PowerEdge at" <Linux-PowerEdge at>
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> Never rains, but it pours - three issues in one day.....
> I installed OMSA on our servers yesterday. Turns out on eof them needed MB
> and DIMMs replaced. Engineer replaced them. We cleared the logs, Tests pass
> fine.
> However, on startup of RHEL4u6, it hangs for ages Listening for NIS server.
> We are talking 15 mins plus here. I have left it now to see if it gets any
> further, but im just wondering does NIS take into account MACs etc?
To get rid of your involuntary coffee break, reboot, add "2" as a boot 
parameter in the grub menu. The system will then boot into runlevel 2, where 
the network services are not started. On the console, log in and issue
 chkconfig ypbind off
in order to disable NIS. Reboot then.

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