svcsetup(8)svcsetup(8)NAMEsvcsetup - set up the svc.conf file
This file is obsolete, except for statically-built applications and
sendmail, if the Name Service Switch is in use. See nsswitch.conf(5)
for more information.
The svcsetup script modifies the svc.conf file on your system. The
svc.conf file must be modified whenever you configure or remove a data‐
base distribution service, such as the Network Information Service
(NIS, formerly YP) or BIND (for the hosts database only). Changes take
Modifications to the svc.conf file can also be made via an editor.
When you run svcsetup, do the following: Choose the m option from the
Configuration menu. Enter the numbers, separated by a space, from the
Change Menu that correspond to the databases whose entries you want to
modify. Indicate, for each database that you selected in step 2, the
order in which you want the services queried. Selections 3, 4, 5, and 6
are valid for the <interactive>(hosts) database only.
The recommended configuration is that you have local as the first entry
for all databases, except possibly hosts.
The Security Integration Architecture (SIA) is now responsible for set‐
ting the service order for the passwd and group databases. The passwd
and group entry in the svc.conf file remain for backwards compatibility
only. The SECLEVEL entry also remains for backwards compatibility only;
SIA now configures system security.
Only NIS can serve the netgroup database, even if local is specified
for the netgroup entry.
You must be superuser to run svcsetup.
Service order configuration file