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(The comments found at the beginning of the groff file "man5/hesiod.conf.5".)
hesiod.conf - Configuration file for the Hesiod library
The file hesiod.conf 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 value should be a single word. Possible variables and
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
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 ``IN,HS''.
There default value for ``lhs'' should probably be more reasonable.