[dns-operations] NSCD for Linux/UNIX stub resolver failover?

William F. Maton Sotomayor wmaton at ottix.net
Wed Apr 23 19:39:09 UTC 2014

On Wed, 23 Apr 2014, Matthew Pounsett wrote:

> On Apr 23, 2014, at 12:10 , Chuck Anderson <cra at WPI.EDU> wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 11:27:02PM -0400, Robert Edmonds wrote:
>>> Chuck Anderson wrote:
>>>> 2. Use a local DNS daemon on every server with forwarders configured
>>>>   to the network's nameservers, and fix resolv.conf to
>>> I'll shamelessly admit that I do this on all my Debian systems, where
>>> "apt-get install unbound resolvconf" results in exactly that
>>> configuration.
>> Has anyone had good experiences with using NSCD to solve the DNS
>> failover problem?
> The last time I used solaris for anything it was running nscd by default.  I had mixed experiences with it.  It solved the resolver failover problem fairly well, but brought other issues along with it.  I found it tended to cache things longer than it was supposed to, crashed fairly frequently (reintroducing a cousin of the lookup failure problem that it was solving) and made cache clearing for ?emergency? DNS changes more problematic by decentralizing the cache.

+1 same here.  Senior sysadmins always instructed us to turn off nscd 
because of un-predictable results.


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