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Old 03-05-2003, 08:51 AM   #1
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My nsswitch.conf file contains:

passwd: compat
group: compat
shadow: compat

hosts: files dns
networks: files

protocols: db files
services: db files
ethers: db files
rpc: db files

What exactly is db/compat? Should i remove the db line, or change it to files db?? ... i have a very basic setup, with very very few services running on my box (it's a router/firewall)

Cheers for any advice

I have read the man page, but it didn't offer much insight

Old 04-20-2003, 12:43 AM   #2
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Personally I would just leave this file as it is, as it won't affect anything or services your running. But changing the lines that read "db files" to "files db" probably won't hurt anything, its just the search order.


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