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2
3=head1 LIBC NSS
4
5GNU Libc (glibc) uses the Name Service Switch (NSS) to configure the behavior
6of the C library for the local environment, and to configure how it reads
7system data, such as passwords and group information.  This is implemented
8using an /etc/nsswitch.conf configuration file, and using one or more of the
9/lib/libnss_* libraries.  BusyBox tries to avoid using any libc calls that make
10use of NSS.  Some applets however, such as login and su, will use libc functions
11that require NSS.
12
13If you enable CONFIG_USE_BB_PWD_GRP, BusyBox will use internal functions to
14directly access the /etc/passwd, /etc/group, and /etc/shadow files without
15using NSS.  This may allow you to run your system without the need for
16installing any of the NSS configuration files and libraries.
17
18When used with glibc, the BusyBox 'networking' applets will similarly require
19that you install at least some of the glibc NSS stuff (in particular,
20/etc/nsswitch.conf, /lib/libnss_dns*, /lib/libnss_files*, and /lib/libresolv*).
21
22Shameless Plug: As an alternative, one could use a C library such as uClibc.  In
23addition to making your system significantly smaller, uClibc does not require the
24use of any NSS support files or libraries.
25
26=head1 MAINTAINER
27
28Denis Vlasenko <vda.linux@googlemail.com>
29
30=head1 AUTHORS
31
32The following people have contributed code to BusyBox whether they know it or
33not.  If you have written code included in BusyBox, you should probably be
34listed here so you can obtain your bit of eternal glory.  If you should be
35listed here, or the description of what you have done needs more detail, or is
36incorrect, please send in an update.
37
38
39=for html <br>
40
41Emanuele Aina <emanuele.aina@tiscali.it>
42    run-parts
43
44=for html <br>
45
46Erik Andersen <andersen@codepoet.org>
47
48    Tons of new stuff, major rewrite of most of the
49    core apps, tons of new apps as noted in header files.
50    Lots of tedious effort writing these boring docs that
51    nobody is going to actually read.
52
53=for html <br>
54
55Laurence Anderson <l.d.anderson@warwick.ac.uk>
56
57    rpm2cpio, unzip, get_header_cpio, read_gz interface, rpm
58
59=for html <br>
60
61Jeff Angielski <jeff@theptrgroup.com>
62
63    ftpput, ftpget
64
65=for html <br>
66
67Edward Betts <edward@debian.org>
68
69    expr, hostid, logname, whoami
70
71=for html <br>
72
73John Beppu <beppu@codepoet.org>
74
75    du, nslookup, sort
76
77=for html <br>
78
79Brian Candler <B.Candler@pobox.com>
80
81    tiny-ls(ls)
82
83=for html <br>
84
85Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org>
86
87    fbset, ping, hostname
88
89=for html <br>
90
91Dave Cinege <dcinege@psychosis.com>
92
93    more(v2), makedevs, dutmp, modularization, auto links file,
94    various fixes, Linux Router Project maintenance
95
96=for html <br>
97
98Jordan Crouse <jordan@cosmicpenguin.net>
99
100    ipcalc
101
102=for html <br>
103
104Magnus Damm <damm@opensource.se>
105
106    tftp client insmod powerpc support
107
108=for html <br>
109
110Larry Doolittle <ldoolitt@recycle.lbl.gov>
111
112    pristine source directory compilation, lots of patches and fixes.
113
114=for html <br>
115
116Glenn Engel <glenne@engel.org>
117
118    httpd
119
120=for html <br>
121
122Gennady Feldman <gfeldman@gena01.com>
123
124    Sysklogd (single threaded syslogd, IPC Circular buffer support,
125    logread), various fixes.
126
127=for html <br>
128
129Karl M. Hegbloom <karlheg@debian.org>
130
131    cp_mv.c, the test suite, various fixes to utility.c, &c.
132
133=for html <br>
134
135Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
136
137    mktemp.c
138
139=for html <br>
140
141Matt Kraai <kraai@alumni.cmu.edu>
142
143    documentation, bugfixes, test suite
144
145=for html <br>
146
147Stephan Linz <linz@li-pro.net>
148
149    ipcalc, Red Hat equivalence
150
151=for html <br>
152
153John Lombardo <john@deltanet.com>
154
155    tr
156
157=for html <br>
158
159Glenn McGrath <bug1@iinet.net.au>
160
161    Common unarchiving code and unarchiving applets, ifupdown, ftpgetput,
162    nameif, sed, patch, fold, install, uudecode.
163    Various bugfixes, review and apply numerous patches.
164
165=for html <br>
166
167Manuel Novoa III <mjn3@codepoet.org>
168
169    cat, head, mkfifo, mknod, rmdir, sleep, tee, tty, uniq, usleep, wc, yes,
170    mesg, vconfig, make_directory, parse_mode, dirname, mode_string,
171    get_last_path_component, simplify_path, and a number trivial libbb routines
172
173    also bug fixes, partial rewrites, and size optimizations in
174    ash, basename, cal, cmp, cp, df, du, echo, env, ln, logname, md5sum, mkdir,
175    mv, realpath, rm, sort, tail, touch, uname, watch, arith, human_readable,
176    interface, dutmp, ifconfig, route
177
178=for html <br>
179
180Vladimir Oleynik <dzo@simtreas.ru>
181
182    cmdedit; xargs(current), httpd(current);
183    ports: ash, crond, fdisk, inetd, stty, traceroute, top;
184    locale, various fixes
185    and irreconcilable critic of everything not perfect.
186
187=for html <br>
188
189Bruce Perens <bruce@pixar.com>
190
191    Original author of BusyBox in 1995, 1996. Some of his code can
192    still be found hiding here and there...
193
194=for html <br>
195
196Tim Riker <Tim@Rikers.org>
197
198    bug fixes, member of fan club
199
200=for html <br>
201
202Kent Robotti <robotti@metconnect.com>
203
204    reset, tons and tons of bug reports and patches.
205
206=for html <br>
207
208Chip Rosenthal <chip@unicom.com>, <crosenth@covad.com>
209
210    wget - Contributed by permission of Covad Communications
211
212=for html <br>
213
214Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org>
215
216    Lots of bugs fixes and patches.
217
218=for html <br>
219
220Gyepi Sam <gyepi@praxis-sw.com>
221
222    Remote logging feature for syslogd
223
224=for html <br>
225
226Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com>
227
228    mkswap, fsck.minix, mkfs.minix
229
230=for html <br>
231
232Mark Whitley <markw@codepoet.org>
233
234    grep, sed, cut, xargs(previous),
235    style-guide, new-applet-HOWTO, bug fixes, etc.
236
237=for html <br>
238
239Charles P. Wright <cpwright@villagenet.com>
240
241    gzip, mini-netcat(nc)
242
243=for html <br>
244
245Enrique Zanardi <ezanardi@ull.es>
246
247    tarcat (since removed), loadkmap, various fixes, Debian maintenance
248
249=for html <br>
250
251Tito Ragusa <farmatito@tiscali.it>
252
253    devfsd and size optimizations in strings, openvt and deallocvt.
254
255=for html <br>
256
257Paul Fox <pgf@foxharp.boston.ma.us>
258
259    vi editing mode for ash, various other patches/fixes
260
261=for html <br>
262
263Roberto A. Foglietta <me@roberto.foglietta.name>
264
265    port: dnsd
266
267=for html <br>
268
269Bernhard Reutner-Fischer <rep.dot.nop@gmail.com>
270
271    misc
272
273=for html <br>
274
275Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
276
277    initial e2fsprogs, printenv, setarch, sum, misc
278
279=for html <br>
280
281Jie Zhang <jie.zhang@analog.com>
282
283    fixed two bugs in msh and hush (exitcode of killed processes)
284
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