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NAME

       hesiod.conf - Configuration file for the Hesiod library

DESCRIPTION

       The  file  hesiod.conf  determines  the behavior of the Hesiod library.
       Blank lines and lines beginning with a ‘#’ character are ignored.   All
       other  lines  should  be  of the form variable = value, where the value
       should be a single word.  Possible variables and values are:

       lhs    Specifies the domain prefix used for Hesiod queries.  In  almost
              all cases, you should specify ‘‘lhs=.ns’’.  The default value if
              you do not specify an lhs value is no domain  prefix,  which  is
              not compatible with most Hesiod domains.

       rhs    Specifies   the   default  Hesiod  domain;  this  value  may  be
              overridden by the HES_DOMAIN  environment  variable.   You  must
              specify an rhs line for the Hesiod library to work properly.

       classes
              Specifies  which  DNS  classes  Hesiod  should  do  lookups  in.
              Possible values  are  IN  (the  preferred  class)  and  HS  (the
              deprecated  class,  still  used by some sites).  You may specify
              both classes separated by a comma to try  one  class  first  and
              then the other if no entry is available in the first class.  The
              default value of the classes variable is ‘‘IN,HS’’.

SEE ALSO

       hesiod(3)

BUGS

       There default value for ‘‘lhs’’ should probably be more reasonable.

                               30 November 1996                 HESIOD.CONF(5)