Large Distributed Linux Networks

B. James Phillippe (bryan@Terran.ORG)
Mon, 28 Jul 1997 10:53:03 -0700 (PDT)


I don't want to make a huge issue out of this, but I'm wondering
how many people are building large distributed networks on top of Linux,
and what luck/experiences they've had. By distributed, I mean using
master and slave NIS servers to distribute large password and group files,
as well as AMD maps with dozens of entries to several dozen systems. I am
and have been doing so for about a year now and have had some expectations
broken. Would anyone with pearls of wisdom like to share them with me in
private email?

FWIW, using libc-5.4.33 and ypclients-2.2-970318 seems to make a fairly
decent NIS implementation. But I've never been able to keep even the
latest AMD up with it for more than 47 days.


B. James Phillippe                              Seattle Software Labs, Inc
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