unscd - Micro Name Service Caching Daemon

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Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name unscd
Package version 0.48
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 77 B
Download size 19.87 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
A daemon which handles passwd, group and host lookups for running
programs and caches the results for the next query. You only need
this package if you are using slow Name Services like LDAP, NIS or
This particular NSCD is a complete rewrite of the GNU glibc nscd
which is a single threaded server process which offloads all NSS
lookups to worker children; cache hits are handled by the parent,
and only cache misses start worker children, making the parent immune
to resource leaks, hangs, and crashes in NSS libraries.
It should mostly be a drop-in replacement for existing installs using


Package Version Architecture Repository
unscd_0.48-2_amd64.deb 0.48 amd64 Debian Main
unscd - - -


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libc6 << 2.14
libc6 >> 2.13


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nscd -


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nscd -


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nscd -


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Binary Package unscd_0.48-2_i386.deb
Source Package unscd

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install unscd deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install unscd




2012-01-28 - Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>
unscd (0.48-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Actually distribute the nscd binary and configuration file (Closes:
#657721) and locate a brown paper bag.
2012-01-21 - Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>
unscd (0.48-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Fix typo in nscd.conf (Closes: #656615)
* Add newline to nscd.conf (Closes: #656603)
* Switch to dh7 style rules file
* Update standards version; no changes
2011-05-30 - Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>
unscd (0.47-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Only indicate that the cache is being invalidated when in debug mode
(Closes: #622230)
2010-12-12 - Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>
unscd (0.47-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove the Provides: nscd as a workaround for (Closes: #606588) to
avoid issues due to #606593 in insserv.
2010-10-19 - Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>
unscd (0.47-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial packaging for Debian (Closes: #513305)

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