Solaris Naming Administration Guide

Default nsswitch.conf File

The default nsswitch.conf file that is installed when you install the Solaris operating environment for the first time is determined by which name service you select during the Solaris software installation process. When you chose a name service, the switch template file for that service is copied to create the new nsswitch.conf file. For example, if you choose NIS+, the nsswitch.nisplus file is copied to create a new nsswitch.conf file.