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.Dd June 15, 2004
.Dt LIBNSS_MDNS 8
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm libnss_mdns
.Nd name service switch module to support Apple mdnsd
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The
.Nm
shared library implements a name service switch module to interface with Apple
mdnsd.  It is enabled by adding
.Ql mdns
to the
.Ql hosts:
line of
.Xr nsswitch.conf 5 .
This will cause calls to
.Xr gethostbyname 3 ,
.Xr gethostbyname2 3
and
.Xr gethostbyaddr 3
to include mdnsd in their lookup path.
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The
.Nm
shared library should be installed in the system library paths, typically in
.Pa /lib .
.Sh FILES
.Bl -tag -width Pa -compact
.It Pa /etc/nss_mdns.conf
configuration options
.El
.Sh EXAMPLES
In
.Pa /etc/nsswitch.conf :
.Dl hosts: files mdns dns
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This will cause the name service switch to lookup hostnames first using
.Pa /etc/hosts ,
then mdns and finally via DNS.
.Sh DIAGNOSTICS
.Nm
dumps status information via
.Xr syslog 3 .
.Sh SEE ALSO
.\" Cross-references should be ordered by section (low to high), then in
.\"     alphabetical order.
.Xr nsswitch.conf 5 ,
.Xr nss_mdns.conf 5 ,
.Xr ldconfig 8
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.Li info libc Qq Name Service Switch
.\" .Sh STANDARDS
.Sh HISTORY
.Nm
was originally written for
.An NICTA Bq http://www.nicta.com.au/ .
.Sh AUTHORS
.An "Andrew White" Bq Andrew.White@nicta.com.au
.Sh BUGS
Return values for obscure error conditions may not match those expected by nsswitch code.
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Version 0.62 of mdnsd does not support an option to force link-local multicast lookups.
.Ql PTR
reverse lookups for non-link-local domains will not function correctly.
.Sh LICENSE
This software is licensed under the NICTA Public Source License version 1.0
.Ss NICTA Public Software Licence
Version 1.0
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Copyright 2004 National ICT Australia Ltd
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