Subject: Extending ipv4/6 support for nsswitch?
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/15/2000 08:25:25

the current search path for ipv4/6 is fixed and has some problems
when you only want a ipv4 search for dns entries.

What about extending the syntax so you can specify that you want
a filesIPv4, then a dnsIPv4 and if that all fails a filesIPv6 and
dnsIPv6 lookups?
And keep the old behaviour when you use files and dns.


hosts:	files4 dns4 files6 dns4

Hmmm, is it possible to get ipv6 entries fron nis?