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Re: nslcd and nscd

Arnau wrote:
> In our environment a "group all" query takes minutes (cause we use nested
> groups and we have a huge list of groups), so I'm wondering if there is a
> way to tell nslcd to pass that query to nscd (in other words, why is
> group=(all) not being served by nscd?)

Arnau, have you looked at nscd.conf?
That allows you to configure what is cached, and for how long.

[Nitpicking follows, you can ignore it.]

Arthur de Jong wrote:
> I think neither classic nscd or unscd can cache (all) queries due to
> their nature. I think they always fall back to the NSS backend (though
> there could be some aggressive caching options that could help).

From the unscd source (,
it doesn't support GETAI, INITGROUPS, GETSTAT.

The debian unscd package's nscd.conf claims:

    # Currently supported cache names (services): passwd, group, hosts

Which means things like "getent services ssh" and "getent protocols tcp" aren't 

I doubt this matters for real world cases.

I am not sure if this applies to glibc's nscd,
which is what Arnau is running.

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