Solaris CIFS Administration Guide

nsswitch Map

The nsswitch map is used to request that the home directory be obtained from a password database, such as the local, NIS, or LDAP database. If an AD path is appended, it is used to publish shares.


Like the “catch-all” entry, the nsswitch map is only searched if an appropriate rule is not matched by another map entry.

Note –

The wildcard and nsswitch rules are mutually exclusive. Do not include an nsswitch rule if a wildcard rule has already been defined.