Does anyone use nscd?

Michael Bushkov bushman at
Tue Oct 4 18:51:26 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 8:14 PM, Sean M. Collins <sean at> wrote:
> On 10/4/11 2:02 PM, Michael Bushkov wrote:
>> Users/groups caching can be pretty much useful when you have large
>> LDAP or NIS setup.
> Agreed, and forgive me for hammering you (I freely admit I don't have
> any significant contributions to FreeBSD) but it would be far more
> useful if it was cached machine-wide instead of per user, yes?

No problem )
Technically, yes, but machine-wide cache leads to a security issue -
malicious user can poison the global cache with arbitrary data.


> I guess I'm just playing devil's advocate - none the less you have my
> respect.
> --
> Sean M. Collins
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