In the last episode (Oct 16), Adam Maloney said: > In the last couple of days we have seen a lot of messages like the > one below appearing in /var/log/messages: > > Oct 13 06:14:58 xxxxx ypserv: access to master.passwd.byname denied -- client > 126.96.36.199:3458 not privileged > > This goes on for a number of minutes, and then fixes itself. > > Obviously, the problem is that the NIS lookup request is coming from > a non-priveleged (> 1024) port, and ypserv won't honor it. What's > not so obvious is why/how this is happening. > > I'm suspecting it's Sendmail, since the frequency of the message > somewhat coincides with the rate of incoming mail on this box. But I > can't seem to find any clues on the web or usenet confirming this. Has > anyone seen this before, or know of a solution?
That message gets printed whenever a remote NIS client tries to access master.passwd.* over a non-privileged port. Only root should have access to the master maps, so a remote process has to bind to a port < 1024 before doing the lookup, to prove that it's root. It looks like for some reason you have a process that's running as root but is using a port over 1024. I can't see anyplace in the NIS client code that binds the socket, though, so I must be looking in the wrong place. It has to work, or else you wouldn't be able to log in using NIS at all. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"