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       hesinfo - find out what is stored in the Hesiod database


       hesinfo [-bl] HesiodName HesiodNameType


       hesinfo  takes two arguments, a name to be resolved and a string, known
       as a HesiodNameType.  It then prints the information  returned  by  the
       Hesiod nameserver.

       The value returned by hesinfo is of the type HesiodNameType.

       hesinfo understands the following options:

       -l     Selects long format.

       -b     Prints the fully-qualified string passed to the nameserver.

   VALID Hesiod_Names
       The  following  types  of  identifiers  may  be  used in the HesiodName
       argument to hesinfo.  These values will be resolved  by  accessing  the
       hesiod database.

              the 8-character-or-less string used to identify users or classes
              (e.g.   joeuser,   root,   1.00,   etc).     Used    with    the
              Hesiod_Name_Types passwd, pobox, and filsys.

       <uid>  the id number assigned to a user.

              the id number assigned to a group.

              a name identifying a unique group.

              the name of an athena file system.

       <rvd server>:<pack>
              the name of an rvd’s server and pack  seperated by a colon.

       <nfs server>:<partition>
              the  name  of  an  nfs  server  and its partition seperated by a

              the machine name of an Athena workstation (e.g. E40-343-3).

              name of an Athena service (e.g. Zephyr).

              name  of  Unix   service   (valid   entries   are   defined   in

              name of a printer.

              name of an Athena print cluster.

       <foo>  some  hesinfo  calls  (e.g.   prclusterlist  )  do not require a
              specific HesiodName argument.  However, you must include a dummy
              string (e.g. ’foo’) for hesinfo
               to work properly.

   VALID Hesiod_Name_Types
       The  following  symbols  are valid substitutions for the HesiodNameType
       argument to hesinfo.

              returns string suitable for inclusion in /etc/passwd,  searching
              with <username>.

        pobox returns  information on the pobox assigned to the user specified
              by HesiodName, searching with <username>.

        uid   returns string suitable for inclusion in /etc/passwd,  searching
              with <uid>.

        gid   returns  string  suitable for inclusion in /etc/group, searching
              with <groupid>.

        group returns string suitable for inclusion in  /etc/group,  searching
              with <groupname>.

              returns subgroups included in superset defined by <groupname>.

              returns  file system type, export point, server, mount mode, and
              import point for the following valid HesiodNames (see  above)  -
              <file  system  name>,  <username>, <rvd server>:<pack>, and <nfs

              returns information about the  local  cluster  the  workstation,
              specified  by <workstation name>.  Included is information about
              the local file and print servers.  This information is  accesses
              by clusterinfo at boot time.

        sloc  returns network name of service host for <service-name>.

              returns  Internet  protocol  type  and protocol service port for

        pcap  returns a valid entry for /etc/printcap for <printer-name>.

              returns a list of print clusters.

              returns a list of printers in a cluster specified  by  <printer-




       ‘Hesiod  -  Project  Athena  Technical Plan -- Name Service’, named(8),


       Steve Dyer, IBM/Project Athena
       Copyright  1987,  1988,  1996  by  the   Massachusetts   Institute   of

                                27 October 1996