David Z Maze wrote:
Tom Allison <email@example.com> writes:
From what I can gather on this hesiod library, it's a dependency of
zephyr which comes from a dependency from cyrus21 (unstable).
No, it's an intrinsic dependency of zephyr. In particular, zephyr can
use it to find the zephyr servers when the host manager starts up; if
you actually have this installed, 'hesinfo zephyr sloc' will give you
the names of the servers. zhm(8) suggests that it only does this if
there are no command-line arguments to zhm, or in the case of Debian
zephyr, that zhm_args is empty in /etc/default/zephyr-clients.
If I don't use Kerberos, how do I *not* install yet another DNS server?
And could someone please explain what this does that regular Bind 9
doesn't do.. why do I need it?
AFAIK a Hesiod server is a perfectly normal DNS server; it just serves
specially formatted txt records. Try, for example, 'dig -t txt
zephyr.sloc.ns.athena.mit.edu'. There are a couple of examples in
/usr/share/doc/libhesiod0/README. Using Hesiod with zephyr is
orthogonal from using Kerberos; MIT uses both, but I've also used
zephyr in installations with neither.
Where would you require zephry over DNS?
What's a zephyr server anyways?
<Mercury> Be warned, I have a keyboard I can use to beat luser's heads
in, and then continue to use... (=3D:]
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- From: Tom Allison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: hesiod
- From: David Z Maze <email@example.com>