Package hesiod

Shared libraries for querying the Hesiod naming service

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.

General Commands (Section 1)
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...
File Formats (Section 5)
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...