Subject: Re: nsswitch (was Re: BIND 8.3.5)
To: Takahiro Kambe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <email@example.com>
Date: 06/03/2003 19:26:31
On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 06:18:51PM +0900, Takahiro Kambe wrote:
| This reminds me a question.
| In message <200306030849.h538nCH24151@srapc342.sra.co.jp>
| on Tue, 3 Jun 2003 17:49:12 +0900 (JST),
| Noriyuki Soda <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| > Note that the followings:
| > - the IRS library was made after nsswitch becomes very common.
| Is there any way to add 3rd party name service with our nsswitch?
A new back-end, such as "oracle" or "nisplus"? Sure; nsswitch was
designed with this flexibility from the start (unlike IRS).
At the moment, you need to recompile it into libc, but I have plans
to support dynamic loading of back-ends (e.g, /lib/nss/libdns.so).
FreeBSD has some support for this already, and I'm communicating with
the primary author of those enhancements.