Subject: Re: ypserv -d vs. nsswitch
To: None <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/21/1999 13:27:06
Hubert Feyrer writes:
> should we remove the -d switch from rc.conf's ypserv_flags?
> Given that we can now do things via nsswitch, I don't see much gain from
> putting this to the yp server.

You're forgetting that someone may have non-NetBSD YP clients which
don't support nsswitch.conf/svc.conf.

I have plans for a more generic solution, which involves ypserv
effectively becoming a broker between YP (old clients) and a bunch
of different sources, including local /etc files, local .db files,
DNS (& Hesiod), and anything else you write nsswitch back-ends for.