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Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:18:43 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] support alternate backends for the passwd and group dbs

On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 01:08:40AM -0500, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 08:58:10PM -0600, Josiah Worcester wrote:
> > when we fail to find the entry in the commonly accepted files,  we
> > query a server over a Unix domain socket on /var/run/nscd/socket.
> > the protocol used here is compatible with glibc's nscd protocol on
> > most systems (all that use 32-bit numbers for all the protocol fields,
> > which appears to be everything but Alpha).
> I'm committing with the attached additional changes [...]

Hmm.  I guess this was discussed before, but I am surprised.  Wasn't
nscd intended for caching rather than to provide a fallback?  If so,
does musl intentionally re-purpose it?


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