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     hesinfo -- find out what is stored in the Hesiod database


     hesinfo [-bl] HesiodName HesiodNameType


     The hesinfo utility 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.

     The following options are available:

     -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(3)

	     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.

	     the name of an rvd's server and pack separated by a colon.

	     the name of an NFS server and its partition separated 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


   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>.

	     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

	     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




     hesiod(3), named(8)

     Hesiod - Project Athena Technical Plan -- Name Service.



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