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Old 04-14-2006, 11:47 PM   #1
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Smile Need to know about two topics


Dear friends ,

I need to know about two things :

1) In /etc/sysconfig/network
I found "Searching Network " . I know here a Linux machine contains it's host name . But what is the meaning of "Search Networking"

2 )Nsswitch :

I know nsswitch means "Name Service Swich" but i can't understand what is it's activity .

Plz inform me......................Thx......
 
Old 04-15-2006, 02:46 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by shipon_97
Dear friends ,

I need to know about two things :

1) In /etc/sysconfig/network
I found "Searching Network " . I know here a Linux machine contains it's host name . But what is the meaning of "Search Networking"

2 )Nsswitch :

I know nsswitch means "Name Service Swich" but i can't understand what is it's activity .

Plz inform me......................Thx......
I dont know since my linux system (Mandriva) doesnt have such thing however there are functions in mandriva that could be interprate as network search.

One is the function to look on your network of share folders or just other ip on your network. This could be look for NFS mount points or Samba mount points.

I googled for NSSwitch and well is basically to handle different name service. The Man Page describe the name service as
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The operating system uses a number of databases of information about hosts, ipnodes, users (passwd and shadow), and groups. Data for these can come from a variety of sources:
hostnames and host addresses, for example, can be found in /etc/hosts, NIS, NIS+, LDAP, or DNS. Zero or more sources
may be used for each database; the sources and their lookup order are specified in the /etc/nsswitch.conf file.
 
Old 04-15-2006, 02:50 AM   #3
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Network Scripts

Here is a detailed description of the most common network switches, this explains each of the network wscripts at your /etc/sysconfig specially when you deal with nave services and domains.

http://k12linux.org/netadmin/network.html


The document is based on the K12LTSP which is a network work enviroment to share resources and make the network act as the computer (a Sun cliche).
 
Old 04-15-2006, 02:20 PM   #4
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It would help if you post your /etc/sysconfig/network file in it's entirety! Not knowing the other lines makes it very difficult to figure out what it means!

Also, whenever your ask a question about system related things you should always say which distro you are using. I am assuming it is one of the Fedora's but for a question like this one knowing what distro you are running is very important!

As for your second question :

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2 )Nsswitch :

I know nsswitch means "Name Service Swich" but i can't understand what is it's activity .
A little more info would help! Is this a file name?, a line in a file?, if so which one?, a command?, an app? I don't know what it means straight off the top of my head, but if I know where you saw it I will be able to find out for you.
 
  


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