Subject: Re: HEADS UP: nsswitch about to go `live' in NetBSD-current
To: dustin sallings <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/16/1999 15:56:15
dustin sallings writes:
> On Sat, 16 Jan 1999 wrote:
> // If we're speaking of the default setting in the nsswitch.conf file
> // we distribute, can we please change this so that DNS is also used?
> // IMHO DNS should be used by default on the systems as distributed.
> 	Does this mean you also want to have a list of DNS servers
> configured by default?

I think enabling dns in /etc/nsswitch.conf should be a default, since
that shouldn't make a lot of difference if /etc/resolv.conf doesn't
exist.  IMHO it could be confusing to have to enable dns via resolv.conf
*AND* via /etc/nsswitch.conf, for the new user.

On the subject of nsswitch.conf, gethostbyname seems to fail now that
I have /etc/nsswitch.conf, for some programs.  One failing program is
ftp, another is mountd.  Working would be others, including telnet.
I can send along the output of ktrace if it would help.  I have only
'hosts: dns' in my /etc/nsswitch.conf.

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