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configuration file for the Hesiod library
determines the behavior of the Hesiod library. Blank lines and lines beginning with a ‘
’ character are ignored. All other lines should be of the form
, where the
should be a single word. Possible
Specifies the domain prefix used for Hesiod queries. In almost all cases, you should specify “
lhs=.ns”. The default value if you do not specify an lhs value is no domain prefix, which is not compatible with most Hesiod domains.
Specifies the default Hesiod domain; this value may be overridden by the
HES_DOMAIN environment variable. You must specify an rhs line for the Hesiod library to work properly.
Specifies which DNS classes Hesiod should do lookups in. Possible values are
IN (the preferred class) and
HS (the deprecated class, still used by some sites). You may specify both classes separated by a comma to try one class first and then the other if no entry is available in the first class. The default value of the classes variable is “
BUGS The default value for
lhs should probably be more reasonable.