Re: rpc.ypxfrd(8)

From: Ruslan Ermilov <>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 15:06:15 +0300
On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 04:49:17PM -0500, Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Sep 05), Ruslan Ermilov said:
> > Is there anybody out there who successfully uses the rpc.ypxfrd(8)
> > server to speed up distribution of NIS maps, either on 4.x or 5.x?
> > I have trouble getting it to work.
> Seems to work for me, although it might be failing and falling back to
> a regular ypxfr for all I know.  If I run rpc.ypxfrd on the server,
> then run chfn and change my name, lastcomm shows that rpc.ypxfrd forks
> a couple times, and the client's map is updated.  -current server, 4.1
> client.
If it falls back to a regular record-based transfer, as it does for me,
it means it does not work:

# /usr/libexec/ypxfr -f passwd.byname
ypxfr: call to rpc.ypxfrd failed: RPC: Timed out
ypxfr: Exiting: Map successfully transferred

Ruslan Ermilov		Sysadmin and DBA,		Sunbay Software Ltd,		FreeBSD committer

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