Why are ipv6 AAAA lookups being done on ip of the NIS server that it's bound to?

(Doc ID 2340771.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 03, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Solaris 11 NIS client experienced following issue:
 The client doing an ipv6 AAAA lookup on the ip of the nis server that the client is currently bound to. It doesn't get an answer after 5 seconds, goes through the dns search domains, and then re-issues the unanswered query, waits for another 5 seconds, and then proceeds.

- ypcat works fine if  the client points dns to a Solaris dns server which answers the IPv6 AAAA lookups immediately with a SERVFAIL, rather than waiting 10 seconds.

- Questions

- Why are  ipv6 AAAA lookups being done on ip of the nis server that it's bound to? 

- Why's it doing it even though I have deleted ipv6 interfaces?


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