Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/etc
To: Daniel Carosone <>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: source-changes
Date: 08/18/2005 21:18:10
[/etc/services] said:
> 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. 

Yes - this would make a lot of sense. nss_ldap could be easily extended
to support "services" on LDAP.
Some database and backend-independant local caching would be good; there
seem to be semantical problems however where multiplexing or load
distribution is intended -- at least this needs some consideration.

best regards