Subject: Re: HEADS UP: nsswitch about to go `live' in NetBSD-current
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: [This is my bacque pas, this is my faux pas] <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/18/1999 23:47:21
Jason Thorpe sez:
 * On Sat, 16 Jan 1999 15:26:06 -0800 
 *  "Erik E. Fair" <> wrote:
 *  > NetBSD's default should reflect common usage. The common usage is "DNS,
 *  > files" in that order. This should work when there isn't an nsswitch.conf.
 * It is?  I have always been of the belief that "files dns" was a more
 * appropriate order... saves annoying timeouts in some situations.

This seems right to me, too.  If I'm looking for hosts, I expect to
look locally before hitting a network name server.  [as it is now, for
some STOOPID reason, every time I run my "local" mailer, my machine
is hitting the network, but that's another *(*(can_of_worms)())[1];

 *         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>

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