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HESIOD.CONF(5)                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
              overridden 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.
              Possible 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.

NetBSD 6.1.5                   November 30, 1996                  NetBSD 6.1.5