Re: fix(?) for Solaris 2.5, running out of filedescriptors.

From: Jonathan Larmour <>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 23:50:18 GMT

At 10:32 28/11/96 -0800, Joe St Sauver wrote:
>Related entries that may also help performance for some applications (like
>INN) are
>* increase directory name lookup cache (per Sun Performance and Tuning,

Although Sun won't admit it for obvious reasons, in a DNS-only environment,
as you are likely to be using, there are many advantages to turning OFF
nscd, and using BIND on the machine instead - preferably one of the new ones
rather than the prehistoric ones Sun supplied up until recently. Latest is
4.9.5 - get it while its hot. It does caching, and does it properly. If
anyone wants to know why, it was discussed on bind-users many months ago, so
if its archived look there as I can't remember all the details.

Actually, I believe the bugs^H^H^H^Hmis-features in nscd are most horrible
when in a mixed environment, as nis doesn't have a concept of ttl's.

Jonathan L.
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Received on Thu Nov 28 1996 - 15:54:16 MST

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