Subject: Re: New amd missing hesiod support
To: Greg Hudson <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/02/1997 08:47:55
On Fri, 01 Aug 1997 14:07:29 EDT  Greg Hudson wrote:

> > Look in ATHENA-DIST.MIT.EDU:/pub/ATHENA/hesiod.  It's got an ISC and
> > an MIT copyright that doesn't seem too harmful...
> The MIT Hesiod distribution is geared towards applications.  It should
> be fine for testing amd's Hesiod support.  But I would recommend
> against incorporating the MIT Hesiod distribution into NetBSD at this
> point.  Hesiod is part of BIND 8.1's IRS library (as well as Luke's
> nsswitch library, although it may be out of date there) and from an OS
> integration point of view the BIND or nsswitch approach makes more
> sense.  The core Hesiod routines should then show up in libc.

I believe Luke's stuff is based on version 1.2 of the hesiod library I
gave him a year or two ago (he developed nsswitch 2 metres away from
me).  But yes, I agree that the routines should be in libc and not a
seperate library.