very chatty clients sent 28June2002

Tom Wike t-wike at
Thu Oct 31 02:52:59 EST 2002

I could not find any response to this email, we are seeing the same
thing and we only have 15 (out of over 200) RedHat 7.2 boxes running as
NIS+ clients, this additional traffic is a real concern for us - can
anyone comment or tell me your experiences with many Linux NIS+ clients
using Solaris NIS+ masters? Thanks!


Marc Wrubleski wrote:
>Hi all, I am new to this list, and I couldn't find what I was looking
>for in the archives, so please forgive me if this has already been dealt
>with somewhere.
>For background, I have configured some Redhat 7.3 (kernels 2.4.18-3 and
>also 2.4.18-5) systems as NIS+ clients using nis-utils-1.4.1
>My question is, what would be considered a reasonable amount of traffic
>for an idle system with someone logged in using NIS+? 
>It seems that our Linux clients talk on the network to the NIS Server up
>to 10 times as much as a Solaris client. In a couple of minutes I had
>over 1000 packets related to tcp port 32772, NIS+, and portmap on my
>system where the only activity is me writing this email. 
>Is this normal? If not, what can I do to resolve this issue?
>Thanks in advance.
>Marc Wrubleski
>Department of Mathematics and Statistics
>University of Calgary

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