Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

connect from hostIP to callit(ypserv): request from unauthorized host


An example of a message from SunOS:

Jan  5 14:45:37 host1 portmap[86]: connect from to 
callit(ypserv): request from unauthorized host
Other possiblities for the end portion of the error message include:

In the Solaris operating environment, the error might look similar to the following:

Jan  5 14:45:37 host1 rpcbind[86]: refused connect from 
to callit(ypserv)

In all cases, the ypserv part of the message might actually be any RPC service, such as mount or nfs or status.


The user has a replacement portmap or rpcbind. The version is enhanced to add access controls, and the error in question is reporting an access violation. The replacements are third-party and are not supported by Sun. The user must locate the access control configuration files and change them to the desired access controls.