Does anyone use nscd?

David Brodbeck brodbd at
Tue Oct 4 23:17:27 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 9:00 AM, Michel Talon <talon at> 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.

It can also be problematic on Samba domain controllers, when adding new
machines to the domain -- Samba creates an account for the new machine, then
gets confused when a subsequent lookup of that account fails.

David Brodbeck
System Administrator, Linguistics
University of Washington

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