[unclug] Amanda problem update

James Jordan jwjordan at bme.unc.edu
Thu Jan 22 14:51:30 EST 2004

With the help of John Reuning, I was able to narrow down the problem to 
an NIS issue.  It turned out that turning off ypbind allowed Amanda to 
run.  This led me to check the /etc/nsswitch.conf file, and change both 
services and protocols to "files".  Even though those two options 
weren't specfically pointing to "nis files" beforehand, that seemed to 
be what they were defaulting to.  After forcing them to go to files 
first, restarting ypbind, restarting xinetd, Amanda finally runs without 
any problems!  Thanks John, and I hope this little tidbit of info helps 
expand the UNC Linux knowledge base out there!

James Jordan
Systems Administrator
UNC Chapel Hill Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
jwjordan at bme.unc.edu

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