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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 colon.

              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 /etc/services).

              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 server>:<partition>

              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 <service-type>.

        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-cluster-name>.




       `Hesiod - Project Athena Technical Plan -- Name Service', named(8), hesiod(3)


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

                                         27 October 1996                               HESINFO(1)