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 nsquery(1)                                                       nsquery(1)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      nsquery - query the Name Service Switch backend libraries

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      nsquery lookup_type lookup_query [lookup_policy]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      nsquery is used to find the Name Service that returned the response to
      a gethostbyname(), gethostbyaddr(), getpwnam(), getpwuid(),
      getgrnam(), or getgrgid() function call.  This application is Name
      Service Switch aware and follows the lookup policies in
      /etc/nsswitch.conf.  The lookup types supported are:

           hosts     Used to resolve host name or IP Address lookups.

           passwd    Used to resolve user name or UID lookups.

           group     Used to resolve group name or GID lookups.

      The lookup query can either be a host name, IP Address, user name,
      user ID, group name or group ID.

      The lookup policy must be a valid lookup policy described in
      nsswitch.conf(4).  If the policy is invalid, the system default policy
      will be used.

      The default policies are:

           hosts     dns [NOTFOUND=return TRYAGAIN=return] nis
                     [NOTFOUND=return] files

           passwd    files nis

           group     files nis

      nsquery will display the lookup policy being used, the name of the
      service being queried, and the result of the query.

      If the result of the query was successful, the appropriate structure
      will be displayed.

    Notes    [Toc]    [Back]
      Changing the default behavior for SUCCESS is not recommended.

 EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]
      nsquery hosts hondo

      nsquery hosts "dns files"

      nsquery passwd dog "nisplus"

 Hewlett-Packard Company            - 1 -   HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003

 nsquery(1)                                                       nsquery(1)

      nsquery passwd 105

      nsquery group wayne "nis [NOTFOUND=RETURN] files"

      nsquery group 22

 RETURN VALUE    [Toc]    [Back]
      0:   Success.

      1:   Invalid Usage.

      2:   Unknown ACTION.

      3:   No match found in any name services queried.

 AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
      nsquery was developed by Hewlett-Packard.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

 Hewlett-Packard Company            - 2 -   HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003
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