strange resolver behavior on Solaris 8 client

Brad Knowles brad at
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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