Subject: Re: sendmail and NIS
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/27/2000 12:42:00
On Thu, 27 Jul 2000, Luke Mewburn wrote:

: The primary reason we don't have nsswitch support for aliases is that
: I didn't get around to writing it, not because I have any objection to
: the idea.

I believe Sendmail, at least, already has the parsing support built in,
intended for systems that don't have nsswitch databases for the ones it
needs.  It defaults to, IIRC, /etc/service.switch, and has the same format
as `typical' nsswitch.conf.

-- Todd Vierling (