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.


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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