Name Service Switch Action Options

Switch Action Options for the Name Service Switch You can instruct the name service switch to respond to Name Service Switch Status Messages with either of the two actions shown in the following table.

Responses to Status Messages from the Name Service Switch

returnStop looking for the information.
continueTry the next source.

In addition, for the TRYAGAIN status message, the following actions can be defined

  • forever – Retries the current source indefinitely
  • n – Retry the current source n more times

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