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Re: configure NIS test hangs on one of my OS X machines

On 2008-09-09 at 08:34 -0700, William G. Scott wrote:
> On Sep 8, 2008, at 11:11 PM, Bart Schaefer wrote:
> > } (indefinite hang).
> >
> > So it just stops printing those error messages?
> No, it keeps printing them ad infinitum.

This smells like a packet filter somewhere; eg, on your laptop or your
laptop trying to talk to a a corporate map whilst you're not at work or
on a VPN, so things time out because the corporate firewall is dropping
these packets into a black-hole.

> Hopefully this is a peculiarity of my home network setup.

With MacOS 10.4.11 in a setup not using YP/NIS/NIS+ I get:

% ypcat passwd.byname
No such map passwd.byname. Reason: Request arguments bad

So since I doubt that 10.5 adds *more* NIS, I somewhat suspect that NIS
was configured on your system and times out when it can't talk to the


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