configure FreeBSD so that various databases such as passwd and group can be
looked up using flat files, NIS, or Hesiod.
= Hesiod has been added to libc (see hesiod(3)).
= A library routine for parsing nsswitch.conf and invoking callback
functions as specified has been added to libc (see nsdispatch(3)).
= The following C library functions have been modified to use nsdispatch:
. getgrent, getgrnam, getgrgid
. getpwent, getpwnam, getpwuid
. gethostbyname, gethostbyname2, gethostbyaddr
. getnetbyname, getnetbyaddr
. getipnodebyname, getipnodebyaddr, getnodebyname, getnodebyaddr
= host.conf has been removed from src/etc. rc.network has been modified
to warn that host.conf is no longer used at boot time. In addition, if
there is a host.conf but no nsswitch.conf, the latter is created at boot
time from the former.
Obtained from: NetBSD