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nss(4)                           File Formats                           nss(4)

       nss - configuration file for initgroups


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

       /etc/default/nss supports the following options:


           Changes  the  behavior of the name service lookups to use the netid
           table in response to the initgroups() call.   The  netid  table  is
           provided  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.


           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:

       tab()    allbox;    cw(2.750000i)|     cw(2.750000i)     lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).    ATTRIBUTE   TYPEATTRIBUTE  VALUE  AvailabilitySUNWcsr
       Interface StabilityEvolving

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

SunOS 5.10                        20 Nov 2003                           nss(4)