Building an MS-SA box

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at COLBY.EDU
Sun Feb 22 12:41:28 GMT 2004

IMHO, you are better off running a cache/slave DNS like bind or
tinydns.  On Solaris we have found that nscd can be a bottleneck,
not a help.  When we moved our web service (apache) from HP to
Solaris, we were getting really poor response until we turned off
nscd.  I have it turned off on all of my Sun boxes, including
my MailScanner box.  Others may have different insight on nscd.

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

On Sat, 21 Feb 2004, Ugo Bellavance wrote:

> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 23:35:59 -0500
> From: Ugo Bellavance <ugob at CAMO-ROUTE.COM>
> Reply-To: MailScanner mailing list <MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
> Subject: Re: Building an MS-SA box
> >
> >> 2) configure a caching nameserver on the MS box.
> >
> >DEFINITELY!! currently running nscd-2.3.2-27.9.7 (aint redhat's latest
> >versioning crazy?)
> >
> nscd?
> Is is better than to use the package named "caching nameserver"?
> I don't need to cache other services.
> Thanks,

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