NIS+ slowdown when servers are not reachable

Stefan Wengi stefan.wengi at
Fri Sep 28 05:05:07 EST 2001


sounds very similar to my problems I had with NIS+ on RedHat 7.1
glibc seems to have a bug in the server detection routine.
I posted a bug report to the GNU glibc gnats db (id is `libc/2520') but
no reaction so far.


> Hi,

> I have nis+ installed on Redhat 7.1 . Things are (mostly) working,
> but when one of the nis+ (replica) servers is down then we are
> experiencing considerable slowdown on the Linux boxes.

> For example, niscat passwd.org_dir returns immediately when all servers are
> up. When one server is down it takes 4 seconds to respond. When two
> servers are down it takes 8 seconds to respond, etc...

> This looks like an implementation problem.

> Also, we have preferred NIS+ servers set for the Linux computers but it looks
> to me that this information is not being used ? Is this correct ?
> When will this be implemented ?

> Greetings

> Robert Greimel
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