Subject: Re: nfs server not responding / is alive toggle
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/14/2001 13:45:05
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On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 01:36:48PM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Feb 2001, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> > > Feb 14 02:23:15 rfhpc8133 /netbsd: nfs server rfhs8012:/home1: not re=
> > > Feb 14 02:23:16 rfhpc8133 /netbsd: nfs server rfhs8012:/home1: is ali=
ve again
> ...
> > Are you using NIS? In this case, configure a few slave servers.
> I do indeed use NIS. I wonder if master server and noe slave in the same
> subnet isn|t enough? I don't see this problem on any other machine...

My analysis, after talking to the people in neighbour departments
who had no such problem, is:

As Solaris NFS server is trying to validate each single access,=20
it depends on fast name and user etc. resolving (for us, netgroup
resolving is one of the culprits).

The Solaris NIS (not nis+, I don't know about that) server is definitely
too slow to serve a Solaris Ultra10 serving some 20 NFS clients.

Adding 2 slave servers solved the symptom for me. (One department was
running a couple of slave servers, the other had a SunOS4 machine as the
NIS master server.)

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