Does anyone use nscd?

Jos Backus jos at
Tue Oct 4 17:39:14 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 8:47 AM, Sean M. Collins <sean at> wrote:

> I've never heard of the utility until you mentioned it.
> I'd nuke it, since really there are more popular alternatives like Redis
> and Memcached in the ports tree that most people will reach for first.
> Fwiw, nscd serves a somewhat different purpose, at least on Linux. It
caches name service switch backend lookups. I can't really imagine one
replacing it with Redis or memcached; those tools would require a bunch of
work to integrate them with the resolver code in libc/libresolv/whathaveyou.


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