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HESIOD.CONF(5)              BSD File Formats Manual             HESIOD.CONF(5)

NAME
     hesiod.conf -- configuration file for the Hesiod library

DESCRIPTION
     The file hesiod.conf determines the behavior of the Hesiod library.
     Blank lines and lines beginning with a '#' character are ignored.  All
     other lines should be of the form variable = value, where the value
     should be a single word.  Possible variables and values are:

     lhs      Specifies the domain prefix used for Hesiod queries.  In almost
              all cases, you should specify ``lhs=.ns''.  The default value if
              you do not specify an lhs value is no domain prefix, which is
              not compatible with most Hesiod domains.

     rhs      Specifies the default Hesiod domain; this value may be overrid-
              den by the HES_DOMAIN environment variable.  You must specify an
              rhs line for the Hesiod library to work properly.

     classes  Specifies which DNS classes Hesiod should do lookups in.  Possi-
              ble values are IN (the preferred class) and HS (the deprecated
              class, still used by some sites).  You may specify both classes
              separated by a comma to try one class first and then the other
              if no entry is available in the first class.  The default value
              of the classes variable is ``IN,HS''.

SEE ALSO
     hesiod(3)

BUGS
     There default value for ``lhs'' should probably be more reasonable.

BSD                            November 30, 1996                           BSD