How to clear name cache on sun solaris?

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at
Fri Mar 30 22:30:14 UTC 2001

At 2:30 PM -0500 3/30/01, Chip Old wrote:

>                                                                   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.

	The only semi-valid purpose for nscd is to cache data from 
NIS/NIS+, which is otherwise inherently non-scalable.

	I have about as much problems with NIS/NIS+ as I do nscd, the 
only reason I hate, loathe, and despise nscd more than I do NIS/NIS+ 
is the fact that nscd affects DNS as well as NIS/NIS+ -- the latter 
can safely be ignored if you're not using it, while the former may 
have undesirable effects if you are not aware of the potential damage 
it may cause.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at>

/*        efdtt.c  Author:  Charles M. Hannum <root at>          */
/*       Represented as 1045 digit prime number by Phil Carmody         */
/*     Prime as DNS cname chain by Roy Arends and Walter Belgers        */
/*                                                                      */
/*     Usage is:  cat title-key scrambled.vob | efdtt >clear.vob        */
/*   where title-key = "153 2 8 105 225" or other similar 5-byte key    */

dig|perl -ne'if(/^x/){s/[x.]//g;print pack(H124,$_)}'

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