Netgear FA311TX

Serguei Patchkovskii serguei.patchkovskii at
Mon May 20 15:37:44 PDT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Lindahl" <lindahl at>:
> No, I mean every machine is a slave server. This is considered "best
> practices" in large Unix shops that use yp... it's the only way to get
> it to run fast.

As a practical point, I did have a 94-node fast ethernet cluster, with nodes
configured as NIS clients (-not- as slave servers). NIS was used to
passwd, hosts, services, and automounter maps. The performance of NIS
was nether an issue.

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