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From "James H. Cloos Jr." <>
Subject Re: Patch/kludge to mod_userdir
Date Fri, 31 Jul 1998 08:51:17 GMT
>>>>> "Dave" == Dave O'Neill <> writes:

Dave> Anyway, I've hacked mod_userdir to cache a runtime-configurable
Dave> number of getpwnam entries internally.  This was done because
Dave> our NIS server was handling a huge number of requests from one
Dave> of our web servers, and we needed some quick and dirty way to
Dave> reduce this.  The change seems to improve performance, though I
Dave> haven't had time to benchmark it at all.

What OS are you running?  The better NIS implementations have a daemon
running on each client that does this globably for all processes on
that client.  Its name, though, escapes me at the moment. [SIGH]

SunOS 5 definately has it, as does (will) glibc 2.1.

James H. Cloos, Jr. 

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