strange resolver behavior on Solaris 8 client
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Mon Jun 20 18:18:16 UTC 2005
At 7:35 PM +0200 2005-06-20, Peter Dambier wrote:
> It will look into NIS first. Maybe NIS does name caching - for
> /etc/hosts or its equivalent tables it does.
NIS definitely does caching, and completely violates the DNS
rules for TTL, etc.... This is one of the reasons why I consider it
to be one of the most vile creations to have ever been inflicted on
this planet, and I do the following on any Solaris machine I
# find / -name \*nis\* -print | xargs rm -rf
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