Overview#The following table provides a description of the kind of Name Service Switch Sources that can be listed in the switch file for the information types above.
Switch File Information Sources
|files||A file stored in the client's /etc directory. For example, /etc/passwd|
|nisplus||An NIS+ table. For example, the hosts table.|
|NIS||An NIS map. For example, the hosts map.|
|compat||compat can be used for password and group information to support old-style + or - syntax in /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, and /etc/group files.|
|dns||Can be used to specify that host information be obtained from DNS.|
|mdns||Specifies hosts information by using Multicast DNS (mDNS).|
|ldap||Can be used to specify entries be obtained from the LDAP directory.|
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