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

From: Russell Street <>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 12:59:00 +1300 (NZDT)

> >Related entries that may also help performance for some applications (like
> >INN) are
> >
> >* increase directory name lookup cache (per Sun Performance and Tuning,

nscd is NOT THE SAME as 'directory name lookup cache'. The former is
a name server cache, the later a file system cache.

> 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,

I second that. You simply can't kill the daemon --- gethostbyname et
al will just hang. You need to edit nscd.conf and add:

        enable-cache hosts no

This made my scums a lot happier when I did that. password and group
caching is still a good idea, even if /etc/passwd and group are local.

Received on Thu Nov 28 1996 - 16:07:37 MST

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