On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 07:56:20PM +0000, John P . Looney wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 07:31:48PM +0000, Gary Coady mentioned:
> > Were you using nscd at the time? Just curious, LDAP is one of my 'future
> > projects', but if nscd didn't work as advertised, that would be a PITA...
>> Probably not. If it wasn't installed by default...I thought it was only
> on Solaris etc. Is it part of openldap 2.0 or something ?
Hmm dunno where it comes from - it came to notice for me sometime because
some package on Debian suggested it... I forget which package though ;)
Ah... it appears to come with glibc, not sure at what point it started to
be bundled with that though...
... in the README for glibc 2.1, this snippet was included:
* Thorsten Kukuk and Ulrich Drepper provided an implementation for a
* caching daemon for NSS (nscd).
Missing a better place here are some numbers on improvements. Under
Linux 2.1.125 un-tar-ing the kernel sources takes
user system wall
using local files 12.19s 6.88s 22.91s
using NIS 13.92s 8.91s 26.34s
using NIS & nscd 10.37s 7.34s 25.30s
using NIS+ 27.57s 30.37s 640.46s
using NIS+ & nscd 10.25s 7.83s 26.51s
using NIS & old nscd  13.83s 8.32s 29.60s
Keep in mind that non-namelookup related operations dominate above times.
It was just a common complain that using NIS+ unpacking the kernel is
 The old nscd implementation is not available anymore since it was
distributed with glibc up to version 2.0.98 and thus is now replaced.
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