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HESINFO(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual HESINFO(1)

hesinfo - find out what is stored in the Hesiod database

hesinfo [-bl] HesiodName HesiodNameType

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:

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

The following types of identifiers may be used in the HesiodName argument to hesinfo. These values will be resolved by accessing the hesiod 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.

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

<nfs server>:<partition>
the name of an nfs server and its partition seperated 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.

The following symbols are valid substitutions for the HesiodNameType argument to hesinfo.

returns string suitable for inclusion in /etc/passwd, searching with <username>.

returns information on the pobox assigned to the user specified by HesiodName, searching with <username>.

returns string suitable for inclusion in /etc/passwd, searching with <uid>.

returns string suitable for inclusion in /etc/group, searching with <groupid>.

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.

returns network name of service host for <service-name>.

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

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 - Project Athena Technical Plan -- Name Service', named(8), hesiod(3)

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

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