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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for nss (opensolaris section 4)

nss(4)					   File Formats 				   nss(4)

       nss - configuration file for initgroups


       The /etc/default/nss configuration file provides methods for initgroups(3C) lookup method.
       The file also provides a method to disable address sorting by name lookup  functions.  The
       file controls the behavior of the name service switch routines outside of the source data-
       base mappings provided by the /etc/nsswitch.conf file.

       /etc/default/nss supports the following options:

       NETID_AUTHORITATIVE    Changes the behavior of the name service lookups to use  the  netid
			      table in response to the initgroups() call. The netid table is pro-
			      vided by the LOCAL entries  of  the  NIS+  cred.org_dir  table.  By
			      default,	initgroups()  uses the group table. When NETID_AUTHORITA-
			      TIVE is set to TRUE, initgroups() uses netid as the source for sup-
			      plementary groups rather than the group table.

			      The  name  service  administrator  must ensure that the netid table
			      contains valid supplementary group information for users.  Not  all
			      name  services  can  automatically  keep	the members listed in the
			      group table in sync with the netid table.

       SORT_ADDRS	      If this option is set to FALSE, the sorting of  addresses  is  dis-
			      abled  on addresses that are returned by name lookup functions such
			      as   initgroups(),   gethostbyname(3NSL),   netdir_getbyname(3NSL),
			      getaddrinfo(3SOCKET),  and  getipnodebyname(3SOCKET).  Setting this
			      option to FALSE is useful when the order of addresses  returned  by
			      the  nameserver  needs to be maintained. To use the DNS round robin
			      feature, for example, address  sorting  by  name	lookup	functions
			      should be disabled.

			      By default, address sorting is enabled.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsr			   |
       |Interface Stability	     |Evolving			   |

       getaddrinfo(3SOCKET),  gethostbyname(3NSL), getipnodebyname(3SOCKET), initgroups(3C), net-
       dir_getbyname(3NSL), nsswitch.conf(4), attributes(5)

SunOS 5.11				   20 Nov 2003					   nss(4)

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