Does anyone use nscd?

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Thu Oct 6 10:31:06 UTC 2011

On 05/10/2011 09:38, Trond Endrestøl wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:54+1030, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
>> 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.
> I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has noticed this odd 
> behaviour of nscd. Shame on me for not speaking up sooner, but I 
> feared I might be proved wrong (again), and yes, that's a lame excuse. 
> :-/


It's very annoying when installing ports which add users - the port adds
it then in some future code checks it and it fails. I've noticed it with
at least CUPS.

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