Does anyone use nscd?

perryh at perryh at
Fri Oct 7 07:13:19 UTC 2011

Ivan Voras <ivoras at> wrote:
> On 05/10/2011 09:38, Trond Endrest??l wrote:
> > On Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:54+1030, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> >> 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. :-/
> +1.
> 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.

Sounds as if there ought to be a unified mechanism for ports
to use when adding users, so that necessary notifications --
e.g. restarting nscd if it is running -- can be done in a
standardized way and any necessary customizations can be done
in a single place.

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