Subject: Re: heads up: nsswitch modifications to support defaults
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/19/1999 09:19:08
Luke, please don't get me wrong, I am very glad to see an nsswitch.  The
whole defaults thing that I supported was only to avoid One More Pitfall for
upgrading systems.  (We have enough of them already.  :)

On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, Luke Mewburn wrote:

: 	hosts:		dns files
: 	passwd:		compat
: 	passwd_compat:	nis

Okay, that looks fine.  But shouldn't passwd read `compat files'?  (That's
how I read the manual page's description of the sources.)

: people who don't like those defaults (like myself) will have enough
: of a clue to create /etc/nsswitch.conf.

Right; that's fine.  :)

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.