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Manpage of LIBNSS_MDNS

LIBNSS_MDNS

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NAME

libnss_mdns - name service switch module to support Apple mdnsd  

DESCRIPTION

The shared library implements a name service switch module to interface with Apple mdnsd. It is enabled by adding `mdns' to the `hosts:' line of nsswitch.conf5. This will cause calls to gethostbyname(3), gethostbyname2(3) and gethostbyaddr(3) to include mdnsd in their lookup path.

The shared library should be installed in the system library paths, typically in /lib  

FILES

/etc/nss_mdns.conf
configuration options

 

EXAMPLES

In /etc/nsswitch.conf
hosts: files mdns dns

This will cause the name service switch to lookup hostnames first using /etc/hosts then mdns and finally via DNS.  

DIAGNOSTICS

dumps status information via syslog(3).  

SEE ALSO

nsswitch.conf5, nss_mdns.conf5, ldconfig(8)

info libc Qq Name Service Switch  

HISTORY

was originally written for An NICTA Bq http://www.nicta.com.au/ .  

AUTHORS

An Andrew White Bq Andrew.White@nicta.com.au  

BUGS

Return values for obscure error conditions may not match those expected by nsswitch code.

Version 0.62 of mdnsd does not support an option to force link-local multicast lookups. `PTR' reverse lookups for non-link-local domains will not function correctly.  

LICENSE

This software is licensed under the NICTA Public Source License version 1.0  

NICTA Public Software Licence

Version 1.0

Copyright 2004 National ICT Australia Ltd

All rights reserved.

By this licence, National ICT Australia Ltd (NICTA) grants permission, free of charge, to any person who obtains a copy of this software and any associated documentation files ("the Software") to use and deal with the Software in source code and binary forms without restriction, with or without modification, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimers.
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimers in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • The name of NICTA may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this Software without specific prior written permission.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS LICENCE AND TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS-IS" AND NICTA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS REGARDING THE CONTENTS OR ACCURACY OF THE SOFTWARE, OR OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, THE ABSENCE OF LATENT OR OTHER DEFECTS, OR THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF ERRORS, WHETHER OR NOT DISCOVERABLE.

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL NICTA BE LIABLE ON ANY LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) LOSS OF PRODUCTION OR OPERATION TIME, LOSS, DAMAGE OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR RECORDS; OR LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, OPPORTUNITY, REVENUE, PROFIT OR GOODWILL, OR OTHER ECONOMIC LOSS; OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS LICENCE, THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF NICTA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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a.
in the case of goods, any one or more of the following:

i.
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ii.
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iii.
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iv.
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ii.
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Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
FILES
EXAMPLES
DIAGNOSTICS
SEE ALSO
HISTORY
AUTHORS
BUGS
LICENSE
NICTA Public Software Licence

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