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.
|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|