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The ypcat(1) for a non-root user may fail and display the message "can't communicate with ypbind" (Doc ID 1002960.1)

Last updated on MAY 09, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 9 GA to 9 9/05 HW U9 [Release 9.0]
All Platforms

Symptoms

The ypcat(1) command for a non-root user may fail on a system that is configured as a NIS client, and display the message "can't communicate with ypbind", while the same command works fine on the same system for root.

Example:

% ypcat passwd
can't communicate with ypbind

# ypcat passwd
user1:xxxxxxxxxxxxx:1001:1000:testuser 1:/home/user1:/usr/bin/bash
user2:xxxxxxxxxxxxx:1002:1000:testuser 2:/home/user2:/usr/bin/bash
user3:xxxxxxxxxxxxx:1003:1000:testuser 3:/home/user3:/usr/bin/bash

 

Cause

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