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