rpcinfo crash on Centos 7

June 11, 2017

At 4:30pm on Saturday, 10 June, victor reports he cannot log into rosecrans. This is because the ypbind had crashed on sickles, and the NIS maps were not being distributed. No rpc services can start without rpcbind, among them ypbind.

For our distro CentOS Linux release 7.3.1611 (Core) the following bug reports were found:

And the remedy reported (workaround) was to yum downgrade rpcbind. The rpcinfo now is:


[sickles]$ yum info rpcbind
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base: mirror.math.princeton.edu
* epel: reflector.westga.edu
* extras: ftp.osuosl.org
* updates: mirror.datto.com
Installed Packages
Name : rpcbind
Arch : x86_64
Version : 0.2.0
Release : 38.el7
Size : 101 k
Repo : installed
From repo : base
Summary : Universal Addresses to RPC Program Number Mapper
URL : http://nfsv4.bullopensource.org
License : BSD
Description : The rpcbind utility is a server that converts RPC program numbers
: into universal addresses. It must be running on the host to be
: able to make RPC calls on a server on that machine.

Available Packages
Name : rpcbind
Arch : x86_64
Version : 0.2.0
Release : 38.el7_3
Size : 59 k
Repo : updates/7/x86_64
Summary : Universal Addresses to RPC Program Number Mapper
URL : http://nfsv4.bullopensource.org
License : BSD
Description : The rpcbind utility is a server that converts RPC program numbers
: into universal addresses. It must be running on the host to be
: able to make RPC calls on a server on that machine.

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