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Recommended update for ypserv


(Last modified: 08JUL2003)

solutions Recommended update for ypserv SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4d4db24ce82077c7ac935f6f0e7db250)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64

Package: ypserv
Release: 20030708
Obsoletes: none


Update this package if you run a NIS server on your system.

Problem description

This version fixes some problems with ypserv:
  • A bug was fixed, that rpc.ypxfrd doesn't really close maps and so the lock for this map was never removed
  • The number of running children will now be counted correctly
  • Fix return code for wrong/invalid map and domain name. This fixes a problem, where mainly ypcat on Solaris hangs infinitely
  • Fix a problem, that ypxfr will store the master name for a map with the wrong spelling
  • Fix handling of multiline mail aliases


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh ypserv.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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