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A super-lean NSCD setup to boost DNS client performance


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Version information

  • 0.0.4 (latest)
  • 0.0.2
  • 0.0.1
released Aug 18th 2016
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mod 'new23d-nscd_lean', '0.0.4'
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Tags: cache, dns, nscd


new23d/nscd_lean — version 0.0.4 Aug 18th 2016


A super-lean NSCD setup to boost DNS client performance. Enables only the hosts cache from NSCD and disables the rest. Statistics with nscd -g are enabled as well.



low: Enables negative lookup caching. Due to the NSCD internal cache sweep cycle of 15 seconds, the effect of a negatively cache hostname may last from 1 to 15 seconds.

medium: (default) Disables negative lookup caching.

high: Disables negative lookup caching and enables NSCD's paranoia mode where it restarts itself every hour.


class { 'nscd_lean':
  paranoia => 'medium'