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Date:      Tue, 12 Jan 2021 09:24:53 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <vas@sibptus.ru>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Why services.db?
Message-ID:  <20210112022453.GA51163@admin.sibptus.ru>
In-Reply-To: <244e6157-2bc8-9587-4b4f-e67b8f5af3c8@tundraware.com>
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Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> Back in the olden daze, services where defined in /etc/services.
>=20
> I came upon a rather large /var/db/services.db that seems somehow oblique=
ly
> related to this but I am unclear on a few things:
>=20
> - Why does this file exist?  What problem is it solving?

Isn't it for use in nsswitch.conf?=20

/etc/nsswitch.conf can use databases instead of plain files, probably to
speed up lookup.

>=20
> - Can it be safely removed?

Unless you use "services: db" in /etc/nsswitch.conf, then probably it's
safe to remove. If you do, you'd better keep the database up-to-date.

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Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49@fidonet http://vas.tomsk.ru/

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