niscat foobar.org_dir: NIS+ servers unreachable

Peter Bunclark psb at
Fri Apr 19 01:06:37 EST 2002

I've seen this with a pc connected to an (oldish) network switch.
Linux enables the NIC on startup, the switch churns and grinds as it
negociates the connection, meanwhile autofs has come and gone before
a connection is made.


On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Tobias Diedrich wrote:

> Hi,
> I have the problem that niscat often returns the error message "NIS+
> servers unreachable" instead of the table.
> This happens in the /etc/init.d/autofs script for example.
> However if I just repeatedly call niscat on the console, it seems to
> always work...
> (nisutils versions 1.3 and 1.4.1 (different machines) both have this
> Problem)
> --
> Tobias								PGP: 0x9AC7E0BC

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