bin/110993: /etc/netstart should start rpcbind

Victor Sudakov vas at
Thu Mar 29 03:10:05 UTC 2007

>Number:         110993
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       /etc/netstart should start rpcbind
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Mar 29 03:10:04 GMT 2007
>Originator:     Victor Sudakov
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE-p11 i386
AO "Svyaztransneft", SibPTUS
System: FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE-p11 FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE-p11 #0: Fri Mar 23 10:10:45 OMST 2007 root at i386
If a system is configured as a NIS client, running /etc/netstart in
single user mode produces weird effects, like "ls -alR /" hanging forever.
The possible reason is that the system is trying to perform a NIS lookup
and fails because rpcbind is not started.
1. Configure a system as a NIS client, with NIS lookups for group and passwd.
2. Boot in single user mode
3. mount -a ; /etc/netstart 
4. "ls -alR /" may hang forever
Workaround: after running /etc/netstart, run "/etc/rc.d/rpcbind start"

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