We are implicitly disabling NIS

Anderson Lizardo lizardo at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Jan 19 12:46:16 PST 2004

On Monday 19 January 2004 16:17, Jack Brown wrote:
> Ok, just to stir things up a little bit more. I'm curious whether we 
> need "db" in the configuration of protocols, services, etc.
> According to this page: 
> http://www.planetpenguin.de/manpages-man5-nsswitch.conf.5.html
> "/lib/libnss_db.so.X  implements `db' source for glibc2"
> On my machine at least, libnss_db.so.X does not exist.  Please note that 
> its been many many moons since I've followed the books way of building 
> things, so if this file is present on a "properly" built plfs system, 
> please correct me.
> So, if I follow correctly, the "db" target is broken anyway, so mabe we 
> should eliminate it from our current nsswitch.conf.

Jack, I think you are right. This "db" option seems to be useful only for old 
Glibc versions.

Please, can some editor take a look at 
and see if we could use this file instead of the current one? It's only an 
example file anyway, and we sould add any other required lines (no Greg, I 
didn't test this yet :P).

Actually, I think our current network setup is a bit outdated/buggy. I'll take 
a look at the Network Administrator's Guide (not now, but ASAP) and see what 
we need to update. Of course, anyone is invited to do this...

A bugzilla entry should also be nice.
Anderson Lizardo
lizardo at linuxfromscratch.org

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