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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. <username> 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. <groupid> the id number assigned to a group. <groupname> a name identifying a unique group. <file-system-name> 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. <workstation-name> the machine name of an Athena workstation (e.g. E40-343-3). <service-name> name of an Athena service (e.g. Zephyr). <service-type> name of Unix service (valid entries are defined in /etc/services). <printer-name> name of a printer. <printer-cluster-name> 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. passwd 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>. grplist returns subgroups included in superset defined by <groupname>. filsys 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> cluster 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>. service returns Internet protocol type and protocol service port for <service-type>. pcap returns a valid entry for /etc/printcap for <printer-name>. prcluserlist returns a list of print clusters. prcluster returns a list of printers in a cluster specified by <printer-cluster-name>.
Steve Dyer, IBM/Project Athena Copyright 1987, 1988, 1996 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 27 October 1996 HESINFO(1)