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NSS(4)									NSS(4)

       nss - configuration file for initgroups


       The  /etc/default/nss  configuration  file  provides  methods for init‐
       groups(3C) lookup method. The file also provides a  method  to  disable
       address	sorting by name lookup functions. The file controls the behav‐
       ior of the name service switch routines outside of the source  database
       mappings provided by the /etc/nsswitch.conf file.

       /etc/default/nss supports the following options:

			      Changes the behavior of the name service lookups
			      to use the netid table in response to the	 init‐
			      groups()	call.  The  netid table is provided by
			      the LOCAL entries of the NIS+  cred.org_dir  ta‐
			      ble. By default, initgroups() uses the group ta‐
			      ble. When NETID_AUTHORITATIVE is	set  to	 TRUE,
			      initgroups()  uses  netid as the source for sup‐
			      plementary groups rather than the group table.

			      The name service administrator must ensure  that
			      the  netid  table	 contains  valid supplementary
			      group information for users. Not all  name  ser‐
			      vices  can automatically keep the members listed
			      in the group table in sync with the netid table.

			      If this option is set to FALSE, the  sorting  of
			      addresses	 is  disabled  on  addresses  that are
			      returned by name lookup functions such as	 init‐
			      groups(),	  gethostbyname(3NSL),	 netdir_getby‐
			      name(3NSL), getaddrinfo(3SOCKET), and getipnode‐
			      byname(3SOCKET). Setting this option to FALSE is
			      useful when the order of addresses  returned  by
			      the  nameserver  needs  to be maintained. To use
			      the  DNS	round  robin  feature,	for   example,
			      address  sorting by name lookup functions should
			      be disabled.

			      By default, address sorting is enabled.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       │Interface Stability │ Evolving	      │

       getaddrinfo(3SOCKET),  gethostbyname(3NSL),   getipnodebyname(3SOCKET),
       initgroups(3C), netdir_getbyname(3NSL), nsswitch.conf(4), attributes(5)

				 Nov 20, 2003				NSS(4)

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