Subject: Re: Hesiod docs?
To: Miles Nordin <carton@Ivy.NET>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/27/1999 09:50:09
Miles Nordin wrote:
> Does anyone have some starting points for learning about Hesiod? Even,
> just some examples of zone files, if nothing else is available? Does MIT
> release Project Athena software (like Moira and SMS) to the public? If
> so, where does this happen?
We're basically an Ultrix shop here, and use the HS class instead of
the IN class, but it doesn't matter to much which you choose. For
NetBSD, it'll default to looking in IN first then HS. Here's the
/etc/hesiod.conf file we use on our NetBSD boxes:
In a nutshell, just put lots of TXT records in a zone and use it. For
example (note that stock lp* doesn't know about Hesiod, but we use it
here to manage over 400 print queues in about a dozen adminstative
; printcap.db --
; hesiod printcap file
; Generated by build_hs_printcap v1.6 on melb100 at Tue Apr 27 1:00:02 1999
@ HS SOA cedar.melb.cpr.itg.telecom.com.au. postmaster.cedar.melb.cpr.itg.telecom.com.au. (
1764 ; Serial
3600 ; Refresh - 1 hour
300 ; Retry - 5 minutes
1209600 ; Expire - 2 weeks
43200 ) ; Minimum - 12 hours
HS NS cedar.melb.cpr.itg.telecom.com.au.
supp_lj5si HS TXT "supp_lj5si|LaserJet 5si:rm=printhost.supp.cpr.itg.telecom.com.au:rp=supp_lj5si:sd=/var/spool/lpd.hs/supp_lj5si:lp=:mx#0:sh"
Here we use Hesiod for many things:
balrog:/var/dss/namedb 3# grep hs named.boot
primary group.supp.cpr.itg.telecom.com.au hs/group.db
primary networks.supp.cpr.itg.telecom.com.au hs/networks.db
primary passwd.supp.cpr.itg.telecom.com.au hs/passwd.db
primary printcap.supp.cpr.itg.telecom.com.au hs/printcap.db
primary protocols.supp.cpr.itg.telecom.com.au hs/protocols.db
primary rpc.supp.cpr.itg.telecom.com.au hs/rpc.db
primary services.supp.cpr.itg.telecom.com.au hs/services.db
primary shells.supp.cpr.itg.telecom.com.au hs/shells.db
primary uid.supp.cpr.itg.telecom.com.au hs/uid.db
Feel free to ask any more questions off-line if you want to.