NIS?

W Bauske wsb at paralleldata.com
Thu Oct 4 18:58:25 EDT 2001


Jakob Xstergaard wrote:
> 
> On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 12:54:20AM -0400, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 07:07:32AM -0700, Bob Campbell wrote:
> >
> > > NIS or not?
> > >
> > > With a fairly large cluster with a fairly small
> > > number of users, do most of you use NIS?
> >
> > Heck, no. files rock, NIS sucks.
> 
> Yeah,  and aerodynamics are for people who can't design engines.
> 

Greg is correct. NIS has problems when you load the network and it
starts trying to retransmit. Stick to mirroring files if you can
or run NIS slave masters on all your nodes.

I've seen it cause troubles at two customers and on my own systems.

Wes

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