Does anyone use nscd?

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Wed Oct 5 03:01:13 UTC 2011

On 05/10/2011, at 2:30, 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.

In my experience ncsd seems to cache negative hits forever, regardless of the setting for negative-time-to-live.

If I am installing ports which create a new user or group I have to restart nscd. I also find if openldap dies (not infrequent) I have to restart nscd after restarting openldap..

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