Forcing a search of the local services file on UNIX systems

Some UNIX systems direct applications to search the Network Information Service (NIS) file rather than the local services file. If you are using an HP-UX or IBM AIX operating system and want to have the operating system search the local services file, you must force it to do so by adding or altering a line in the netsvc.conf system configuration file.

  1. Create the file netsvc.conf in the /etc directory and add the following line to it.