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NSCD(8)                   BSD System Manager's Manual                  NSCD(8)

NAME
     nscd -- name service caching daemon

SYNOPSIS
     nscd [OPTION...]

DESCRIPTION
     Nscd caches libc-issued requests to the Name Service. If retrieving NSS
     data is fairly expensive, nscd is able to speed up consecutive access to
     the same data dramatically and increase overall system performance.  Nscd
     should be run at boot time by /etc/init.d/nscd.

OPTIONS
     -d, --debug
             Do not fork and display messages on the current tty.

     -f, --config-file NAME
             Read configuration data from NAME.  For a description of the con-
             fig file format, see nscd.conf(5).

     -g, --statistic
             Print current configuration statistics.

     -i, --invalidate TABLE
             Invalidate the specified TABLE, i. e. forget all data cached
             therein. This should be used if the database storing this infor-
             mation has been changed.

     -K, --shutdown
             Quit a running nscd process.

     -S, --secure TABLE
             Use a separate cache for each user.

     -t, --nthreads NUMBER
             Start NUMBER threads. This denotes the maximum number of requests
             that can be handled simultaneously. The default is set in the
             configuration file. (See nscd.conf(5).)

     -?, --help
             Print the list of available options.

     --usage
             Print a short usage message.

     -V, --version
             Print program version.

FILES
     /etc/nscd.conf
             Nscd configuration file. See nscd.conf(5) for more information.

     /etc/nsswitch.conf
             Name Service Switch configuration. See nsswitch.conf(5) for more
             information.

SEE ALSO
     GNU C Library info file, nscd.conf(5), nsswitch.conf(5)

GNU C Library 2.2              January 07, 2001              GNU C Library 2.2