Slowness w/ large passwd file (fwd)
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at regent.push.net
Thu Apr 30 13:04:43 GMT 1998
dana, here is a relevant message from the pam-list.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 20:46:54 +0200
From: Kristof Van Damme <kvd at nli.be>
Reply-To: pam-list at redhat.com
To: pam-list at redhat.com
Subject: Re: Slowness w/ large passwd file
Resent-Date: 29 Apr 1998 17:50:14 -0000
Resent-From: pam-list at redhat.com
Michael K. Johnson wrote:
> "Kristof Van Damme" writes:
> >Just confirming the phenomenon here. About 8 months ago we needed a
> >major CPU upgrade to overcome the problem on a machine with 9000
> >We are now reaching 18.000 accounts and are faced with the same
> Are you using passwd files or NIS?
> Have you tried using the pam_unix modules? They are reportedly faster
> than pwdb at this time (pwdb has more features).
Eeh... on a stock RHL 5.0 I get:
[dlerror: /lib/security/pam_unix_auth.so: undefined symbol: crypt]
trying those modules.
Think I'm gonna compile a pamless POP daemon. See what difference that
Kristof Van Damme No Limits NV
kvd at nli.be DesguinLei 6
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