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 along. -- "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> To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message