Re: nscd: Was Re: long delays with LDAP nss/pam
On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 11:18:45PM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> If there was a choice between running only nscd or only named then nscd might
> be a reasonable option. But given that every serious network will need a
> caching DNS proxy (for which task it's unfortunate that there is nothing
> better than BIND) it doesn't seem to be a problem to me that you run it on
> several machines instead of just one.
At home I serve multiple workstations via a cable-modem using dnsmasq.
>From the debian/control:
Dnsmasq is lightweight, easy to configure DNS forwarder and DHCP
server. It is designed to provide DNS and, optionally, DHCP, to a
small network. It can serve the names of local machines which are
not in the global DNS. The DHCP server integrates with the DNS
server and allows machines with DHCP-allocated addresses
to appear in the DNS with names configured either in each host or
in a central configuration file. Dnsmasq supports static and dynamic
DHCP leases and BOOTP for network booting of diskless machines.
I can fully support this. The config file is well commented and
configuring hosts for static IPs via DHCP is as easy as adding the IP
and hostname to /etc/hosts and adding the host to the ACL in dnsmasq's
david@chello:~$ ps auxf | head -1 ; ps auxf | tail -1
USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
nobody 694 0.0 0.6 1776 776 ? S 12:30 0:00 /usr/sbin/dnsmasq
* Customer: "My palmtop won't turn on."
* Tech Support: "Did the battery run out, maybe?"
* Customer: "No, it doesn't use batteries. It's Windows powered."