svc.conf - Database service selection configuration file
This file is obsolete, except for statically-built applications
and sendmail, if the Name Service Switch is
installed. See nsswitch.conf(5) for more information. The
/etc/svc.conf file is a mandatory system file that allows
you to select the desired services on a per database
basis. The default /etc/svc.conf file has local as the
service selected for each database. This file must be
modified when adding or removing a naming service, such as
the Network Information Service or BIND. The valid services
are local, yp, and bind. Modifications to the
/etc/svc.conf file can be made with an editor or the
/usr/sbin/svcsetup command for database service selection.
Changes take effect immediately. The recommended configuration
is that you have local as the first entry for all
White space is allowed only after commas or newlines.
You must have local as the first entry for the passwd and
You must have yp as the entry for the netgroup database.
The following is a sample /etc/svc.conf file: aliases=yp
group=local,yp hosts=local,bind,yp netgroup=yp networks=local,yp
SECLEVEL=BSD # for backwards compatibility ONLY
Network Administration: Services delim off
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