nisinit on Red Hat 7.2

Tim Gledhill tmg at
Tue Dec 18 21:52:56 EST 2001

> # nisinit -c -H nismaster
> Using as NIS+ server ...
> Couldn't connect to rpc.nisd on newmozart (
> #
> If I snoop the network on the master, I see the client ask for a port
> and the master reply with 32772.  Then the client sends an ICMP
> Destination unreachable (Bad port).
> Any ideas?

Have you got ipchains configured on the client to block tcp? Try
ipchains -F   (flush rules) 
and see if you can connect to the NIS+ server


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