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Re: NetworkManager ( & bind)

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 09:24:53 -0500, Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 23:14 -0500, Sandy Pond wrote:
> > Will NetworkManager not be in the base install for anaconda "server"
> > installation?
> Yes, it should not be installed for servers.  NetworkManager is really
> only useful in a desktop context, and is mostly targetted at laptops
> where the user is mobile.  At this point, it doesn't really make sense
> for server environments, though that capability may well creep in at
> future points.

So if bind is turned off... then how is NetworkManager doing lookups? 

And why cant nscd be 'fixed' to do these?

Sorry I just dont like having a bind server on boxes that arent DNS
servers.. you deal with one BIND exploit and it taints you :). It also
seems to be heading towards everyone needing 1 gig of ram and a 3 ghz
dekstop to even run effectively.

[Hope this isnt too cranky.. little sleep.]

Stephen J Smoogen.
CSIRT/Linux System Administrator

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