name_service_switch

Manage the name service switch - nsswitch.conf on linux and solaris, /etc/netsvc.conf on aix

Geoff Williams

geoffwilliams

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Version information

  • 0.2.0 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Apr 7th 2017

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Documentation

geoffwilliams/name_service_switch — version 0.2.0 Apr 7th 2017

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name_service_switch

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  3. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Development - Guide for contributing to the module

Description

Manage the name service switch - /etc/nsswitch.conf on Linux and Solaris, /etc/netsvc.conf on AIX

Setup

What name_service_switch affects

  • Manage entries in /etc/nsswitch.conf or /etc/netsvc.conf file depending on OS
  • Takes ownership of existing entries based on file_line match patterns, does not rewrite the entire file

Usage

Basic

include name_service_switch

Simplest usage, just sets the hosts: entry to files dns.

Custom

class { "name_service_switch":
    entries => {
      "hosts" => "files dns myhostname",
      "bar"   => "foo baz"
    }
}

Ensures that hosts line is set to files dns myhostname and the bar line is set to foo baz. If bar doesn't exist, it will be added to the file.

Reference

generated documentation.

Reference documentation is generated directly from source code using puppet-strings. You may regenerate the documentation by running:

bundle exec puppet strings

The documentation is no substitute for reading and understanding the module source code, and all users should ensure they are familiar and comfortable with the operations this module performs before using it.

Limitations

  • Not supported by Puppet, Inc.

Development

PRs accepted :)

Testing

This module supports testing using PDQTest.

Test can be executed with:

bundle install
bundle exec pdqtest all

See .travis.yml for a working CI example