1.200.1. RHBA-2011:0912: ypbind bug fix update
An updated ypbind package that fixes a bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The ypbind package provides an NIS (Network Information Services) daemon which binds NIS clients to an NIS domain.
* Each NIS client can bind to different NIS servers, but can only be bound to one server at a time. To maintain its connection to a server, an NIS client checks connection to an active server every 20 seconds and once in a while tries to find the fastest available server. Previously, clients searched for the fastest server every minute, which sometimes caused heavy traffic and response delays. With this update, clients search for the fastest server every 15 minutes, preventing this bug. (BZ#714028
All users of ypbind are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.