[Beowulf] Fwd: NIS limitations question

Jakob Oestergaard jakob at unthought.net
Thu Feb 9 03:30:39 EST 2006

On Mon, Feb 06, 2006 at 01:37:46PM -0800, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 05, 2006 at 07:34:26AM +0300, Walid wrote:
> > I belive i have seen on this maling list*, and other internet fourms** some
> > limitation of NIS, but i have failed to find a documented limiation from
> > SUN, or from the various linux distrubutions, did any one try to research
> > the scalability of NIS servers?
> The standard answer, if you only rarely push, is to make every client
> a slave.

The less violent solution is to simply run nscd (name service caching
daemon) on all clients - that will take a lot of the load off of both
your NIS and DNS servers   :)


 / jakob

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