|HESINFO(1)||General Commands Manual||HESINFO(1)|
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:
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.
- 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.
- 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.
The following symbols are valid substitutions for the HesiodNameType argument to hesinfo.
- returns string suitable for inclusion in /etc/passwd, searching with <username>.
- returns information on the pobox assigned to the user specified by HesiodName, searching with <username>.
- returns string suitable for inclusion in /etc/passwd, searching with <uid>.
- returns string suitable for inclusion in /etc/group, searching with <groupid>.
- 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.
- returns network name of service host for <service-name>.
- returns Internet protocol type and protocol service port for <service-type>.
- 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>.
Steve Dyer, IBM/Project Athena
Copyright 1987, 1988, 1996 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
|27 October 1996|