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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)