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 (Section 3)
hesiod
This family of functions allows you to perform lookups of Hesiod information, which is stored as text records in the Domain Name Service. To perform lookups...
hesiod_getmailhost
This family of functions allows you to retrieve user to postoffice mappings using Hesiod. To perform lookups, you need an initialized Hesiod context; see...
hesiod_getpwnam
This family of functions allows you to retrieve passwd database information using Hesiod. To perform lookups, you need an initialized Hesiod context; see...
hesiod_getservbyname
This family of functions allows you to retrieve service to port mappings using Hesiod. To perform lookups, you need an initialized Hesiod context; see hesiod(3)...