Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/etc
To: Jim Wise <>
From: Daniel Carosone <>
List: source-changes
Date: 08/17/2005 16:32:55
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On Tue, Aug 16, 2005 at 09:46:11PM -0400, Jim Wise wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Aug 2005, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> >
> >If we make our libc use a .db file for /etc/services, it should be
> >safe to import the entire IANA file -- and probably a good idea, too.
> I agree -- the services table is _at least_ as useful for identifying=20
> services floating by on the network as it is for local servers, and that=
> implies that a criteria broader than ``used on NetBSD'' is a good idea.

Sounds like a job for an nss module, to facilitate choices of backend.
We can already query this from getent(1), even if nsswitch.conf(5)
implies its not through nss internally.

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