Re: netmon and /etc/hosts ?

2000-06-14 21:15:19
Subject: Re: netmon and /etc/hosts ?
From: lclark AT us.ibm DOT com
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 21:15:19 -0400
The conventional wisdom is that when the hosts file gets too big,
you ought to use a DNS, and to keep that responsive, you ought to
put a secondary nameserver right on the Netview server. If the large
hosts file contains names you don't need, you could of course prune it.
I know some customers shove a corporate hosts file around to all
systems nightly. Of course with a box that big, it's probably just the
names you need!


Leslie A. Clark
IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking

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Ray Schafer <schafer AT tkg DOT com>@tkg.com on 06/14/2000 02:01:50 PM

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REIBENSCHUH Alfred wrote:

> Hi !
> the machine      : ibm-rs6000 s7a 4-way 8gb memory 9gb swap 72gb disks
> the system       : aix 4.3.2
> the program      : tivoli/netview 6.0a
> the configuration: no DNS, a well established /etc/hosts (6000 lines
> on a " ovstart netmon ; netmon -M 53 " it takes hours
> to get something other into the trace-file than
> "event suppression installed"

This is something to check out before you attempt to attack the problem by
changing /etc/hosts:

Be sure that you do not have an /etc/resolv.conf file.  If you have one,
especially if you have an entry to a nameserver in there, this could
for the delay: it will cause the systems resolver routines to query the
nameserver before it looks in /etc/hosts.  It has to wait for an answer
the nameserver first.  AIX resolver routines will, (unless you tell it
otherwise through /etc/netsvc.conf or the NSORDER environmental variable)
use  DNS first IFF /etc/resolv.conf exists.

Ray Schafer                   | schafer AT tkg DOT com
The Kernel Group              | Distributed Systems Management

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