Patch for solaris 2.x to provide nsswitch wins resolution

David Collier-Brown -- Customer Engineering David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
Mon Dec 16 14:49:00 GMT 2002

Steven Tamm wrote:
> Sorry if this is not the right forum, but the documents on the website kind
> of implied I should send this to the list.
> I needed to get wins resolution added on Solaris to nsswitch specifically
> for gethostbyname.  The problem was that didn't include the
> solaris wrapper and that didn't include gethostbyname.
> Here is a patch off of 2.2.7a that solves both issues (I'm not sure about
> the #if SUN).

      The predefined macros fron a Sun SC-series compilers are
                   __sparc (SPARC)
                   __sparcv9 (SPARC with -xarch=v9|v9a)
                   __i386 (x86)
Not that those are double leading underscores.  From memory
and a quick check on linux, GCC defines a partially overlapping 
set including __linux and __sun.

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