Interesting results for getservbyname() performance (and possible changes for /etc/services)

Paul A Houle ph18 at
Thu Jan 12 16:52:53 UTC 2006

Nils Philippsen wrote:
> nscd can't (or at least doesn't) take advantage of knowing about local
> file changes, it caches information for a certain time period and it
> doesn't seem to cache services, only passwd, group, hosts.
    How often do you update /etc/services?

    You can always clear the cache by kicking ncsd.  If you're updating 
/etc/services via an rpm,  you can kick ncsd in the postinstall script.

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