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I have a centralized NIS and NFS server on my server. I use this server to control 100 Linux clients, /$home/ directory and authentication are served by the centralized server. The other day in one of my clients unfortunately I disconnected the Ethernet connection (from the top panel), and the whole set-up was collapsed. Now I cannot login to that machine.

It shows sort of yp bind error.

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

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You should try restarting NIS server since it was unreachable during the disconnection the yp has not binded yet again. So restarting should help here.

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  • Its of no use. To connect to server, Ethernet should be up. But I can't get inside system so as to enable. – Ruban Savvy Dec 2 '13 at 10:56
  • If possible reboot the box. – Arvinds Dec 2 '13 at 11:22
  • Same issue after reboot. – Ruban Savvy Dec 2 '13 at 12:15
  • Is ethernet still not connected ?. If ethernet is connected after reboot NIS should connect again and will get up. – Arvinds Dec 2 '13 at 16:51
  • I'll Ethernet cable is already connected but, I disconnected it at the GUI interface of the ubuntu – Ruban Savvy Dec 3 '13 at 3:41

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