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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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The Nameservice Switch

Solaris provides the /etc/nsswitch.conf nameservice switch file that you can use to tailor the nameservice policy of individual systems to use multiple nameservices in the Solaris environment. You can specify the following configurations with the /etc/nsswitch.conf file.

  • Which nameservices are used for each type of configuration information, such as password or host IP address.

  • The order in which the different nameservices are used for each type of information.

  • The criteria for search continuation if information is not found or if a nameservice is not available.

You can use the /etc/nsswitch.conf file to set flexible policies for nameservice use and to describe and change these policies after site requirements change. For ...

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