Subject: Re: vgrindefs.db - 1.5.3
To: Wojciech Puchar <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/01/2002 20:49:09
In message <>, Wojc
iech Puchar writes:
>why it's so huge?
>-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel     6699 Jun 12 22:19 vgrindefs
>-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   532480 Jun 12 22:19 vgrindefs.db
I may not be that big.  Do 'ls -ls' -- at least once upon a time, .db 
files had "holes".  (Note:  copying such a file with 'cp' or equivalent 
will turn the holes into real disk space.  Use cap_mkdb to regen the 
.db file if necessary.)

		--Steve Bellovin, (me) ("Firewalls" book)