svc.conf(4)svc.conf(4)NAMEsvc.conf - Database service selection configuration file
This file is obsolete, except for statically-built applications and
sendmail, if the Name Service Switch is installed. See nsswitch.conf(5)
for more information. The /etc/svc.conf file is a mandatory system
file that allows you to select the desired services on a per database
basis. The default /etc/svc.conf file has local as the service
selected for each database. This file must be modified when adding or
removing a naming service, such as the Network Information Service or
BIND. The valid services are local, yp, and bind. Modifications to
the /etc/svc.conf file can be made with an editor or the /usr/sbin/svc‐
setup command for database service selection. Changes take effect
immediately. The recommended configuration is that you have local as
the first entry for all databases.
White space is allowed only after commas or newlines.
You must have local as the first entry for the passwd and hosts data‐
You must have yp as the entry for the netgroup database.
The following is a sample /etc/svc.conf file: aliases=yp group=local,yp
hosts=local,bind,yp netgroup=yp networks=local,yp passwd=local proto‐
cols=local,yp rpc=local,yp services=local
SECLEVEL=BSD # for backwards compatibility ONLY
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