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RE: getent doesn't work properly

- I tried installing cygserver as a service but problem persists.
- Also tried verifying the user in the domain with net user. While getent fails to find my user, net user finds it with no issues.
- Tried installing and configuring krb5-workstation but it didn’t help as well.

Will appreciate any other leads to check...


-----Original Message-----

>> Why do I need cygserver?
> You don't exactly NEED cygserver. But if you have 1. Domain (or even
> multi-domain) environment.
> 2. and/or remote/slow/flaky connection to the domain server.
> cygserver may provide a smoother experience as it caches some 
> information related to names resolution.

Running cygserver will also cache info and speed up processing if you run many:

- service daemons under Cygwin, especially cron jobs or ssh sessions
- concurrent processes, especially deeply nested, forked, or background
  (some cron jobs background subprocesses *heavily* to reduce run time)
- XSI IPC message queues
- semaphores
- shared memory segments

otherwise that has to be managed by either the process itself or the root parent process, possibly in parallel threads.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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