Subject: Re: HEADS UP: nsswitch about to go `live' in NetBSD-current
To: Pete Bentley <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/19/1999 09:27:02
On Tue, 19 Jan 1999 16:24:05 +0000 
 Pete Bentley <> wrote:

 > In the Solaris world, you could get close to that with something like:-
 >         hosts: dns [NOTFOUND=return UNAVAIL=continue] files
 > which is close, but what you describe is actually something like
 >         hosts: dns [AVAIL=return] files
 > ie, if DNS is available then its answers are authorative.

The correct semantics an be achieved with:

	hosts: dns [notfound=return unavail=continue success=return] files

...and since "unavail=continue" and "success=return" are implied (see the
nsswitch.conf(5) manual page), it can simply be expressed as:

	hosts: dns [notfound=return] files

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>