Talk:Hesiod (name service)

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It would be awesome if someone with knowledge of Hesiod could provide a little history, origins of the name and perhaps a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of this name service. Is it still widely used today? As the article stands, it's more of a how-to. MagnusW (talk) 05:55, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Simple error![edit]

Hello, I found a very simple technical error. The DNS class of service should be HS, not IN. I've corrected it. C++12 (talk) 20:45, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Here's the edit's I made, edits in bold: --C++12 (talk) 20:55, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
foo.passwd.ns.example.net  HS  TXT  "foo:x:100:10:Foo Bar:/home/foo:/bin/sh"
100.passwd.ns.example.net  HS  TXT  "foo:x:100:10:Foo Bar:/home/foo:/bin/sh"
100.uid.ns.example.net     HS  TXT  "foo:x:100:10:Foo Bar:/home/foo:/bin/sh"
There are three records because the system needs to be able to access the information in different ways. The first line supports looking up the users by their login name and the second two allow it go look up information by the users uid. Note the use of the HS class instead of IN as might be expected The Domain Name System has a special class of service for Hesoid's purpose.