Subject: Re: Hesiod thoughts
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/23/1995 22:09:03
> I am of the mind that zone transfers are simply far too expensive to be
> performed every time getpwent() has to look something up by Hesiod.

I've never used hesiod, but I'd assume that the passwd data etc would
be kept in a zone used only for that?  The data transfered would not
be too great.... you would only do the transfer on the first call a
process makes to getpwent() and cache it all until the process calls

As you said, making the host a secondary for the hesiod zones would be
a very good idea.