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Manual Reference Pages  -  HESINFO (1)

NAME

hesinfo - find out what is stored in the Hesiod database

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
     VALID Hesiod_Names
     VALID Hesiod_Name_Types
Files
Author

SYNOPSIS

hesinfo [-bl] HesiodName HesiodNameType

DESCRIPTION

hesinfo 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.

hesinfo understands the following options:
-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 database.

lt;username>
  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.

lt;uid> the id number assigned to a user.

lt;groupid>
  the id number assigned to a group.

lt;groupname>
  a name identifying a unique group.

lt;file-system-name>
  the name of an athena file system.

lt;rvd server>:<pack>
  the name of an rvd’s server and pack seperated by a colon.

lt;nfs server>:<partition>
  the name of an nfs server and its partition seperated by a colon.

lt;workstation-name>
  the machine name of an Athena workstation (e.g. E40-343-3).

lt;service-name>
  name of an Athena service (e.g. Zephyr).

lt;service-type>
  name of Unix service (valid entries are defined in /etc/services).

lt;printer-name>
  name of a printer.

lt;printer-cluster-name>
  name of an Athena print cluster.

lt;foo> 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.

passwd 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>.

grplist returns subgroups included in superset defined by <groupname>.

filsys 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>

cluster 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>.

service returns Internet protocol type and protocol service port for <service-type>.

pcap returns a valid entry for /etc/printcap for <printer-name>.

prcluserlist
  returns a list of print clusters.

prcluster
  returns a list of printers in a cluster specified by <printer-cluster-name>.

FILES

/etc/athena/hesiod.conf

SEE ALSO

‘Hesiod - Project Athena Technical Plan -- Name Service’, named(8), hesiod(3)

AUTHOR

Steve Dyer, IBM/Project Athena
Copyright 1987, 1988, 1996 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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