The network database holds administrative information used by
Ndbquery searches the database for an attribute of type
attr and value
rattr is not specified, all entries matched by the search are returned.
rattr is specified, the value of the first pair with attribute
rattr of all the matched entries is returned.
to search for the values of the attributes
rattr corresponding to the system
with entries of attribute type
Ndbmkhash creates a hash file for all entries with attribute
attr in database file
file. The hash files are used by
ndbquery and by the ndb library routines.
Ndbmkdb is used in concert with
scripts to convert
uucp systems files and IP host files
into database files.
It is very specific to the situation at Murray Hill.
When the database files change underfoot,
track them properly. Nonetheless, to keep the database searches efficient
it is necessary to run
ndbmkhash whenever the files are modified.
It may be profitable to control this by a frequent
Ndbmkhosts generates a BSD style
hosts.equiv files from ndb data base files specified on the
command line (default
/usr/local/plan9/ndb/friends). It only processes hosts whose domain names end in
domname. The output files are named
txt.domname. For historical reasons, the default