On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, Thyer, Matthew wrote:

>Now that is something I do care about and FreeBSD's possible poor
>NIS client performance is making it look very bad in a large UNIX
>network such as the one we run here.
>Combine that with the fact that FreeBSD has no automounter that is
>compatible with the commercial UNIX systems and you'll see that
>FreeBSD is missing out in some key markets (being a client in a
>larger UNIX network).

I have echoed these sentiments many times on this same mailing list.  I
am faced with the same problem.  I admin a large, heterogenous
NIS/NFS/autofs domain and integrating just one FreeBSD box into is so
hacking it's embarassing.

>[I dont want to hear the arguments of "Use AMD, it's better"
>because there are many situations where the client cannot control
>what NIS maps the server will provide].

You post messages like this on FreeBSD mailing lists and from personal
experience I can guarantee you'll get lots of "help" converting to AMD.

>So if anyone has something useful to offer re: investigating of
>FreeBSD's NIS client performance, please reply.

This message isn't particularly useful, but I am at least sympathetic to
your plight.

>Also news along the lines of "I have written an autofsd and need
>people to test it" would be good too.

AFAIK nobody has written an autofsd for BSD, but the amd maintainers
(now known as am-utils and in src/contrib) have stuff on their website
about adding autofs support to amd, but it doesn't appear to be very far

"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.  There might be a
law against it by that time."   -- /usr/games/fortune, 07/30/2001

Brandon D. Valentine <bandix at looksharp.net>

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