NSCD is not caching LDAP users reliably

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • There are times when performing an id against an LDAP user where the user is not found in the nscd cache, when we know for a fact that the user does exist:
# id ldapuser1
id: ldapuser1: No such user
  • How to set nscd into paranoia mode

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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