host.conf or nsswitch.conf?

Jeremy C. Reed reed at
Fri Jan 26 15:20:19 PST 2007

I see a DragonFly system has both host.conf and nsswitch.conf man pages.

gethostbyname(3) man page lists /etc/host.conf under files.

The pam_unix(8) and newbtconf(8) man pages refer to nsswitch.conf(5).

But I can't see where nsswitch.conf is used in any DragonFly code.

Why is the nsswitch.conf man page installed?

Or am I overlooking something? :)

  Jeremy C. Reed

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