RHBA-2003:370 - Bug Fix Advisory
Bug Fix Advisory
An updated package that resolves a problem where ypbind would fail bind
requests and log excessive error messages is now available.
The ypbind daemon binds NIS clients to an NIS domain.
ypbind periodically pings the list of servers looking for newly-available
faster (i.e. closer) servers. During this ping process, for a very short
time, the current (valid) bind was invalidated. In a busy environment, this
would cause periods of bind failures as well as excessive needless error
The fix was to rework the thread locking so the current bind is not
invalidated unless a new and better server is found
Users of NIS should upgrade to this package, which resolves this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL
Certificate Errors, you need to install a version of the
up2date client with an updated certificate. The latest version of
up2date is available from the Red Hat FTP site and may also be
downloaded directly from the RHN website:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 i386
- BZ - 87945 - YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not bound
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2