very chatty clients sent 28June2002

Marc Wrubleski mlwruble at
Thu Oct 31 07:12:03 EST 2002

We have seen improvement in this area by the following:

edit /etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs script to read:

Note that this should be set to the same size that your NFS server is
expecting. Our Sun server uses this size by default.

Marc Wrubleski

On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 08:52, Tom Wike wrote:
> HI,
> 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!
> -Tom
> 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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