A walk-through of the life cycle of an nscd hosts cache entry in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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First, we look at the domain entries themselves. I'll use www.example.com and www.sourceware.org to compare.

# dig +nocmd www.example.com +noall +answer
www.example.com.          191     IN      CNAME   www.example.com..
example.com. 20      IN      A     <-------================ NOTE

# dig +nocmd www.sourceware.org +noall +answer
www.sourceware.org.     4...

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