strange resolver behavior on Solaris 8 client

Karl Auer kauer at
Mon Jun 20 19:05:11 UTC 2005

Brad Knowles wrote:
> This is one of the reasons why I consider [NIS] 
> 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 
> administer:
> 		# find / -name \*nis\* -print | xargs rm -rf

You might want to reconsider that. Lots of common stuff has the substring "nis" in its name. On my system I'd lose stuff relating to Spanish, Finnish and Danish locales, and all the source code relating to my synchronisation of DNS and DHCP, not to mention bits and bobs like finished.wav.

On the whole, I'd recommend dumping the results of find to a file, checking the file, then running the file through xargs...

Regards, K.
Karl Auer (kauer at                   +41-43-2660706 (h)                  +41- 1-6327531 (w)

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