Hesiod is a system which uses existing DNS functionality to provide access
to databases of information that changes infrequently. It is often used to
distribute information kept in the /etc/passwd, /etc/group, and /etc/printcap
files, among others.
hesinfo 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... hesiod.conf The file hesiod.conf determines the behavior of the Hesiod library. Blank lines and lines beginning with a `#' character are ignored. All other lines should be...