Does anyone use nscd?

David Brodbeck brodbd at
Mon Oct 10 21:20:22 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:

> On 10/10/2011 11:55, David Brodbeck wrote:
> > Is there any reason to cache negative hits?
> It's very important for DNS since there are a fairly large number of
> misbehaving applications that don't stop querying until they get some
> kind of answer.

That's a good point.  I hadn't thought about it in terms of DNS; we use it
mainly for caching LDAP lookups.

David Brodbeck
System Administrator, Linguistics
University of Washington

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