cached to nscd (was Re: nscd for freebsd)

Daniel Eischen eischen at
Fri Jun 15 05:40:06 UTC 2007

On Monday 13 November 2006 15:37, Michael Bushkov wrote:
> Actually, cached is called "cached" because initially it was intended only to
> cache the already obtained results of nsswitch queries. This is not how nscd
> behaves. Nscd makes all queries (to LDAP, NIS, etc) by itself and caches the
> results. cached only cached the results of requests, that have been actually
> made by other applications. The name "cached" was used to highlight this
> difference.
> Later, however, the nscd-like functionality was added to cached, but the name
> was left unchanged. Personally I don't see any reasons why "cached" can't be
> renamed to nscd right now - so I guess, it would happen in the nearest
> future.

What's the status of this (renaming cached to nscd)?  Can we get this done
before 7.0 goes out the door?


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