[rfc] nscd not caching host lookups...

Daniel J Blueman daniel.blueman at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 20:32:04 UTC 2010

Debian (and by implication Ubuntu) are the only distros to disable
nscd hosts caching. In most cases, it is deployed with the expectation
to mitigate expensive lookups (eg over VPN).

The bug cited [1] has been rejected by the core libc developer three
years ago and all other distros (including Redhat EL and Novell SLES)
have it enabled. Why should we continue to penalise Ubuntu any longer?

Comments/feedback welcome.

[1] http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4428
Daniel J Blueman

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