Does anyone use nscd?

Dirk-Willem van Gulik dirkx at
Tue Oct 4 16:25:03 UTC 2011

On 4 Oct 2011, at 17:00, Michel Talon wrote:

> Des wrote:
>> Does anyone actually use nscd?
> I am using it since a lot of time. I have not experienced annoying bugs
> in all that time. The last time i have been hit is when installing some
> new softs which require adding some user and some group with pw. Of
> course this doesn't work well with caching these data, and i had
> completely forgotten i was using a cache. This is very perplexing.

Same here. It just works. And you forget about it. But always beware that it caches - and that caching is not system wide - but per user. And I've seen a few cases where I suspect it serialises or otherwise blocks on barrages of DNS queries. But it is helpful - when the data needs to come from ldap or whereever.


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