On Aug 18, 2014, at 10:42 AM, Eggert, Lars <l...@netapp.com> wrote: > Hi, > > On 2014-8-17, at 18:10, Adam McDougall <mcdou...@egr.msu.edu> wrote: >> We were using +::::::::: type entries in the local password and group >> tables and I believe we used an unmodified /etc/nsswitch.conf (excluding >> cache lines while testing nscd): > > I tried that setup too, and it doesn't seem to be caching any NIS lookups > either. > > The current NIS server is 25ms away, which is a pain. I'm trying to get a > local slave set up, which will make the need for nscd go away, but it would > sure be nice if it worked in the meantime. > >> At our site, we never had enough load to outright require nscd on >> FreeBSD, although there were some areas where caching had a usability >> benefit. > > Load is not an issue, latency is (see above).
I know that this a bit late but have you ever considered Hesiod? it uses DNS/txt. we have been using it since the days when BSDi had no NIS support and haven’t seen a ypserver not responding since :-) danny _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"