[Novalug] services running, need advice
jhart at kevla.org
Sun Dec 9 23:55:06 EST 2007
Yes I am referrring to the "name service cache daemon". Based on your reply,
I've disabled that service for this machine.
> On Sun, 2007-12-09 at 22:23 -0500, Jay Hart wrote:
>> Do you need nscd running on a workstation that uses a static ip address, a
>> default gateway, and has an entry for a DNS server to get on the net?
> If by 'nscd' you are referring to the "name service cache daemon" then I
> don't even have it running on any of my machines, in fact I don't even
> have it installed.
> I do run 'dnsmasq' "DNS masquerade and forward" but only on my gateway
> machine and sometimes on my portable which move around a lot.
> The caching service provide by 'nscd' will only be of benefit to you if
> you have BOTH large passwd(5), group(5), and hosts(5) database and make
> use of programs that access those databases a whole whole lot.
> IOW a lan-server host might get some gain by running it.
> -- DonJr
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