flooding speed

Gary Mills mills@cc.umanitoba.ca
Thu Jan 12 00:55:47 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 04:25:49PM -0800, michael wrote:
> >
> >After nscd was bounced, ncsd was about 1000 times smaller, and dccd
> >started keeping up with the incoming floods.
> Why is the person using ncsd? It tends to be more of problem. It really is 
> only necessary when using NIS/NFS.
> Bind or tinydns would seem to be a better choice.

We use both.  Nscd is a big help with large passwd maps or files.
Ours has 50,000 users!  I wouldn't recommend it for the hosts map,
though.  Just disable that in /etc/nscd.conf.  Let the nameserver
do the caching.

-Gary Mills-    -Unix Support-    -U of M Academic Computing and Networking-

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