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Working With Oracle® Solaris 11.3 Directory and Naming Services: DNS and NIS

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Updated: October 2017

Configuring the Name Service Switch

When you configure the name service switch, you simultaneously perform the following actions:

  • Indicate the source of the databases

  • Specify a search sequence of the sources, if the database has multiple sources

  • Define switch actions for corresponding search statuses, also known as switch criteria

The name service switch databases or properties are configured with default values. The procedures in this section explain how to configure certain properties differently.