DNS resolution fails while NSCD is running

Solution In Progress - Updated -

Issue

  • When nscd is started DNS resolution shuts off completely
[root@myhost ~]# /etc/init.d/nscd status
nscd is stopped
[root@myhost ~]# /etc/init.d/nscd start 
Starting nscd:                                             [  OK  ]
[root@myhost ~]# ping host2 -c 1
ping: unknown host host2
[root@myhost ~]# /etc/init.d/nscd stop 
Stopping nscd:                                             [  OK  ]
[root@myhost ~]# ping host2 -c 1
PING host2 (192.168.0.2) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from host2 (192.168.0.2): icmp_seq=1 ttl=60 time=1.71 ms
--- host2 ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1.715/1.715/1.715/0.000 ms

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10

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