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Like the cache of nscd daemon. I suspect the daemon does not do its work, I mean, not caching at all since it failed the query right after I stopped the name server.

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I have always heard to restart nscd via /etc/init.d/nscd restart but some systems to not have nscd daemons.

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You need to install/start nscd daemon yourself. It seems not a default service. BTW, on Windows this is so easy. Just call ipconfig /showdns. Not sure why this is so hard for nscd. I've googled a lot without luck. – Max Fan Apr 17 '13 at 14:04

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