On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 09:53:22AM +0200, Georg-W. Koltermann wrote:
        > You know, I have been using and NSD, at work on IRIX.  I had trouble
        > with it, it sometimes wouldn't sync with the nameserver, or would
        > cease to serve any names until I HUPed it.
        > And, seriously, I don't really understand what it's good for.  Bind
        > has been responsible for resolving host names as long as I know.  WHY
        > would anyone want to use NIS for hostname resolution?
        > I always configure the resolver to use bind (aka named), and have NIS
        > resolve passwd, group, alias maps etc. if I need that functionality.
        > When I'm worried about network load, I run a local named in caching
        > only mode.  Named makes a nice system-wide cache, it is maintained
        > well, so why bother and write another daemon for that?
        > --
        > Regards,
        > Georg.

I believe nscd (on solaris at least) caches NIS information only and has nothing
to do with named.


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