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Name Service troubleshooting

The first step is to make sure that the /etc/nsswitch.conf is configured properly and that your name servers are working properly. If the problem continues, check on the nscd -g output to verify that the cache hit rates are reasonable.

If the nscd requires tweaking, edit the /etc/nscd.conf file. After the edits are in place, the daemon can be stopped and restarted with the /etc/init.d/nscd script.

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