Friday, September 13, 2013
I finally got it working, more or less. I eventually put restart directives for both the ypbind and autofs processes in /etc/rc.local. It works, as long as I wait about a minute after the machine boots up before trying to log in. I don't know why it has to be kluged like this; bug reports for problems like this are opened for EVERY Ubuntu release, and no one ever feels any need to fix it. At least, with Fedora/RHEL, I can be assured that NIS will work out of the box.