Subject: Re: ypserv -d vs. nsswitch
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/21/1999 16:39:35
On Tue, 21 Dec 1999, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> You're forgetting that someone may have non-NetBSD YP clients which
> don't support nsswitch.conf/svc.conf.

Well, not forgetting. What you're speaking of is probably SunOS 4.x and
maybe Ultrix. I think we should document to turn this on there, and assume
a NetBSD network beyond that. 

> 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.

don't put in too much :)

 - Hubert

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