System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (NIS+)

NIS+ Queries Hang After Changing Host Name


Setting the host name for an NIS+ server to be fully qualified is not recommended. If you do so, and NIS+ queries then just hang with no error messages, check the following possibilities:

Possible Cause:

Fully qualified host names must meet the following criteria:


Stop the NIS+ service and any associated processes that are hanging on that host or server. Rename the host to match the two requirements listed above. Then reinitialize the server with nisinit. (If queries still hang after you are sure that the host is correctly named, check other problem possibilities in this section.)