Package hesiod-devel

Development libraries and headers for Hesiod

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 which might otherwise kept in the /etc/passwd,
/etc/group, and /etc/printcap files over a network, eliminating the need to
ensure the files are synchronized among multiple hosts.  This package contains
the header files and libraries required for building programs which use Hesiod.
Library Functions
Library Function Description
hesiod Hesiod name server interface library
hesiod_getmailhost Hesiod functions for retrieving user to postoffice mappings
hesiod_getpwnam Hesiod functions for retrieving passwd information
hesiod_getservbyname Hesiod functions for retrieving service information