On Fri, Jun 29, 2001 at 10:03:28AM -0400, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
Greg Ball writes:
Short version: I can confirm that bug under linux, but the patch breaks nis module on solaris.
I'm presuming that these were using the same NIS server? I'm wondering if this may be an endianess-related problem. I don't understand enough about the NIS protocols to know what's going on in that module.
It's my suspicion that it depends how the "aliases" map is built. The patch that "broke" things for the Linux systems includes the comment /* created with 'makedbm -a' */ which makes me suspect that it's dependant on the way the map is constructed. (I couldn't find an online makedbm manpage which documents a -a option)
Endian issues should not exist, the protocol below NIS/YP takes care of this.