path: root/lib/libc/net/gethostbyname.3
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authorJacques Vidrine <nectar@FreeBSD.org>2000-09-06 18:16:48 +0000
committerJacques Vidrine <nectar@FreeBSD.org>2000-09-06 18:16:48 +0000
commit248aee623cc3e95cadc710fe1668269b841e171b (patch)
treeb144d034dc9f7c786d7dfcedd59cee6c9a125418 /lib/libc/net/gethostbyname.3
parent57a12c8e24b4d67ccc12561633419985ab64985d (diff)
Add nsswitch support. By creating an /etc/nsswitch.conf file, you can
configure FreeBSD so that various databases such as passwd and group can be looked up using flat files, NIS, or Hesiod. = Hesiod has been added to libc (see hesiod(3)). = A library routine for parsing nsswitch.conf and invoking callback functions as specified has been added to libc (see nsdispatch(3)). = The following C library functions have been modified to use nsdispatch: . getgrent, getgrnam, getgrgid . getpwent, getpwnam, getpwuid . getusershell . getaddrinfo . gethostbyname, gethostbyname2, gethostbyaddr . getnetbyname, getnetbyaddr . getipnodebyname, getipnodebyaddr, getnodebyname, getnodebyaddr = host.conf has been removed from src/etc. rc.network has been modified to warn that host.conf is no longer used at boot time. In addition, if there is a host.conf but no nsswitch.conf, the latter is created at boot time from the former. Obtained from: NetBSD
Notes: svn path=/head/; revision=65532
Diffstat (limited to 'lib/libc/net/gethostbyname.3')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/lib/libc/net/gethostbyname.3 b/lib/libc/net/gethostbyname.3
index e513d741faf2..0e2006e4270e 100644
--- a/lib/libc/net/gethostbyname.3
+++ b/lib/libc/net/gethostbyname.3
@@ -78,10 +78,15 @@ following structure describing an internet host
referenced by name or by address, respectively.
This structure contains either the information obtained from the name server,
.Xr named 8 ,
-or broken-out fields from a line in
-.Pa /etc/hosts .
-If the local name server is not running these routines do a lookup in
-.Pa /etc/hosts .
+broken-out fields from a line in
+.Pa /etc/hosts ,
+or database entries supplied by the
+.Xr yp 4
+The order of the lookups is controlled by the
+.Sq hosts
+entry in
+.Xr nsswitch.conf 5 .
.Bd -literal
struct hostent {
char *h_name; /* official name of host */
@@ -188,9 +193,9 @@ value of the
.Fa err
-.Bl -tag -width /etc/resolv.conf -compact
+.Bl -tag -width /etc/nsswitch.conf -compact
.It Pa /etc/hosts
-.It Pa /etc/host.conf
+.It Pa /etc/nsswitch.conf
.It Pa /etc/resolv.conf