Bypass Solaris Timed Out Waiting for NIS to Come Up

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Warning: timed out waiting for NIS‘ happened to a machine that have been configured as a NIS client. The warning occurred when there is a problem reaching a NIS server. The machine will keep looking for NIS server and when the machine has exceeded the time out, the system will hang indefinitely when booting.

Warning: timed out waiting for NIS to come up

1. Go to ok prompt (STOP+A) and boot the system into single user mode.

ok boot -s

2. Temporarily disable RPC services.

# mv /etc/rc2.d/S71rpc /etc/rc2.d/NOS71rpc

3. Type exit and the system will continue to boot multi user mode.

4. Troubleshoot and once you determine the problem, start and reenable the NIS service.

# /etc/init.d/rpc start
# mv /etc/rc2.d/NOS71rpc /etc/rc2.d/S71rpc

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