Most open source NIS implementations did lack of IPv6
support. The two main reasons for this were: the from SUN
published NIS protocol did not allow IPv6 addresses, and
glibc only contains Sun-RPC, which does not support IPv6,
The needed ypbind v3 protocol informations can be found in
the OpenSolaris header files. So as Hackweek-Project I started
to convert my whole NIS code to use TI-RPC and the new protocol.
The current status is:
- SLP and Networkmanager support are
- Linked against ti-rpc
- Can register with IPv4 and IPv6 on rpcbind
- Checks correctly for connections from
- Supports ypbind v3 protocol for IPv6
- ypwhich -V 1 ::1 gives an answer,
but that looks more like a
- add_server cannot add
hosts currently not available,
host2ypbind3_binding everytime we have an entry
only with an hostname but
no nconf/netbuf entries.
- Read /var/yp/binding//ypservers when we get a
request for and we don't have that yet. Read
it durinng startup for the default domain.
- If a NIS server is specified in
/etc/yp.conf, but is not
running, you will run into very long timeouts
No longer possible to specify a timeout.
- Added libnss_nis6 glibc plugin.
To use the IPv6 ready NIS nss plugin for glibc,
replace "nis" with "nis6" and add the two lines
"passwd_compat: nis6" and "group_compat: nis6" in
/etc/nsswitch.conf. Make sure that you don't use
"nis" or "nis6" for the "hosts" entry!
- Linked everything against libtirpc
- All tools speak IPv6 and the new protocol
additional with udp6/tcp6
- Answers to IPv6 queries
- trusted_master: check if this
works with hostnames, IPv4 and IPv6
- ypproc_newxfr support missing in ypserv