HESINFO(1) BSD General Commands Manual HESINFO(1)
hesinfo -- find out what is stored in the Hesiod database
hesinfo [-bl] HesiodName HesiodNameType
hesinfo takes two arguments, a name to be resolved and a string, known as a HesiodNameType. It then prints the information returned by the
The value returned by hesinfo is of the type HesiodNameType.
hesinfo understands the following options:
-l Selects long format.
-b Prints the fully-qualified string passed to the nameserver.
The following types of identifiers may be used in the HesiodName argument to hesinfo. These values will be resolved by accessing the
<username> the 8-character-or-less string used to identify users or classes (e.g. joeuser, root, 1.00, etc). Used with the
Hesiod_Name_Types passwd, pobox, and filsys.
<uid> the id number assigned to a user.
<groupid> the id number assigned to a group.
<groupname> a name identifying a unique group.
<file-system-name> the name of an athena file system.
<rvd server>:<pack> the name of an rvd's server and pack separated by a colon.
<nfs server>:<partition> the name of an nfs server and its partition separated by a colon.
<workstation-name> the machine name of an Athena workstation (e.g. E40-343-3).
<service-name> name of an Athena service (e.g. Zephyr).
<service-type> name of Unix service (valid entries are defined in /etc/services).
<printer-name> name of a printer.
<printer-cluster-name> name of an Athena print cluster.
<foo> some hesinfo calls (e.g., prclusterlist) do not require a specific HesiodName argument. However, you must include
a dummy string (e.g., ``foo'') for hesinfo to work properly.
The following symbols are valid substitutions for the HesiodNameType argument to hesinfo.
passwd returns string suitable for inclusion in /etc/passwd, searching with <username>.
pobox returns information on the pobox assigned to the user specified by HesiodName, searching with <username>.
uid returns string suitable for inclusion in /etc/passwd, searching with <uid>.
gid returns string suitable for inclusion in /etc/group, searching with <groupid>.
group returns string suitable for inclusion in /etc/group, searching with <groupname>.
grplist returns subgroups included in superset defined by <groupname>.
filsys returns file system type, export point, server, mount mode, and import point for the following valid HesiodNames (see above) - <file
system name>, <username>, <rvd server>:<pack>, and <nfs server>:<partition>.
cluster returns information about the local cluster the workstation, specified by <workstation name>. Included is information about the
local file and print servers. This information is accesses by clusterinfo at boot time.
sloc returns network name of service host for <service-name>.
service returns Internet protocol type and protocol service port for <service-type>.
pcap returns a valid entry for /etc/printcap for <printer-name>.
returns a list of print clusters.
returns a list of printers in a cluster specified by <printer-cluster-name>.
Hesiod - Project Athena Technical Plan -- Name Service.
Steve Dyer, IBM/Project Athena
Copyright 1987, 1988, 1996 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
October 27, 1996 BSD