Subject: Re: nsswitch implementation questions...
To: Greg Hudson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/16/1996 12:26:39
Greg Hudson writes:
> Is /etc/nsswitch.conf really big enough that a db lookup is faster
> than just reading the file?  Seems like it's never going to be bigger
> than one filesystem block.


I prefer simplicity myself. Apps should read the file on startup, once
in all likelyhood. If you are worried that you might have edited the
file and that something might read it partially, move the file into
place (though I doubt this is going to be much of aproblem.)