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hesinfo - "find out what is stored in the Hesiod database"


VALID Hesiod_Names
VALID Hesiod_Name_Types
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hesinfo [-bl] HesiodName HesiodNameType


The hesinfo utility takes two arguments, a name to be resolved and a string, known as a HesiodNameType. It then prints the information returned by the Hesiod nameserver.

The value returned by hesinfo is of the type HesiodNameType.

The following options are available:

-l Selects long format.
-b Prints the fully-qualified string passed to the nameserver.

VALID Hesiod_Names

The following types of identifiers may be used in the HesiodName argument to hesinfo. These values will be resolved by accessing the hesiod(3) database.
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.
the id number assigned to a user.
the id number assigned to a group.
a name identifying a unique group.
the name of an Athena file system.
the name of an rvd’s server and pack separated by a colon.
the name of an NFS server and its partition separated by a colon.
the machine name of an Athena workstation (e.g. E40-343-3).
name of an Athena service (e.g. Zephyr).
name of Unix service (valid entries are defined in /etc/services).
name of a printer.
name of an Athena print cluster.
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.

VALID Hesiod_Name_Types

The following symbols are valid substitutions for the HesiodNameType argument to hesinfo.
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>.
returns subgroups included in superset defined by <groupname>.
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>>.
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>.
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(3), named(8)
.Rs "Hesiod - Project Athena Technical Plan -- Name Service"


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