Subject: Re: HEADS UP: nsswitch about to go `live' in NetBSD-current
To: Frederick Bruckman , Luke Mewburn <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/18/1999 22:55:02
On Jan 17, 11:52am, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
} On Sat, 16 Jan 1999, Luke Mewburn wrote:
} > If /etc/nsswitch.conf does not exist or cannot be read, all database
} > methods (such as `hosts', `passwd', `group') default to `files'.
} sendmail is going to need some attention, too. It currently defaults
} to "hosts dns files", unless changes are made to the undocumented
} (except in the sources) /etc/service.switch file.

     It's documented in RELEASE_NOTES, cf/README, and doc/op/op.*.
Furthermore, it's documented as only pertaining to systems that don't
provide a "service switch" facility.  It is possible that sendmail may
need modifications to recognise NetBSD's "service switch" facility (I
haven't checked the source), but the statement that it's undocumented
is blatantly false.

}-- End of excerpt from Frederick Bruckman