How to clear name cache on sun solaris?

Chip Old fold at
Fri Mar 30 19:30:19 UTC 2001

On Fri, 30 Mar 2001, Brad Knowles wrote:

> 	I repeat my previous sentiment on this matter -- it is one of
> the worst abominations ever perpetrated upon the Internet, and it
> should be expunged from history.  Moreover, I think I'd like to find
> out who wrote the damn bloody friggin' thing and completely expunge
> from history them, all their ancestors, and their descendents.  Then I
> might start on all their co-workers....

Like I said, not that you have strong feelings about it.  <grin> My
impression is that it was designed for an all-Sun NIS environment, just as
a lot of other things Sunnish automatically assume that environment.  It
clearly is out of place in a standards-based DNS environment.  The man
page says "The nscd interface is included in this release on an uncom-
mitted basis only, and is subject to change or removal in a future minor
release."  It's still here.  Shades of Microsoft...

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