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=head1 LIBC NSS
GNU Libc uses the Name Service Switch (NSS) to configure the behavior of the C
library for the local environment, and to configure how it reads system data,
such as passwords and group information. BusyBox has made it Policy that it
will never use NSS, and will never use and libc calls that make use of NSS.
This allows you to run an embedded system without the need for installing an
/etc/nsswitch.conf file and without and /lib/libnss_* libraries installed.
If you are using a system that is using a remote LDAP server for authentication
via GNU libc NSS, and you want to use BusyBox, then you will need to adjust the
BusyBox source. Chances are though, that if you have enough space to install
of that stuff on your system, then you probably want the full GNU utilities.
=head1 SEE ALSO
textutils(1), shellutils(1), etc...
Erik Andersen <> <>
=head1 AUTHORS
The following people have contributed code to BusyBox whether
they know it or not.
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Erik Andersen <>, <>
Tons of new stuff, major rewrite of most of the
core apps, tons of new apps as noted in header files.
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Edward Betts <>
expr, hostid, logname, tty, wc, whoami, yes
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John Beppu <>
du, head, nslookup, sort, tee, uniq
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Brian Candler <>
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Randolph Chung <>
fbset, ping, hostname, and mkfifo
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Dave Cinege <>
more(v2), makedevs, dutmp, modularization, auto links file,
various fixes, Linux Router Project maintenance
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Karl M. Hegbloom <>
cp_mv.c, the test suite, various fixes to utility.c, &c.
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Daniel Jacobowitz <>
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Matt Kraai <>
documentation, bugfixes
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John Lombardo <>
dirname, tr
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Glenn McGrath <>
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Vladimir Oleynik <>
cmdedit, stty-port, locale, various fixes
and irreconcilable critic of everything not perfect.
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Bruce Perens <>
Original author of BusyBox. His code is still in many apps.
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Chip Rosenthal <>, <>
wget - Contributed by permission of Covad Communications
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Pavel Roskin <>
Lots of bugs fixes and patches.
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Gyepi Sam <>
Remote logging feature for syslogd
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Linus Torvalds <>
mkswap, fsck.minix, mkfs.minix
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Mark Whitley <>
sed remix, bug fixes, style-guide, etc.
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Charles P. Wright <>
gzip, mini-netcat(nc)
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Enrique Zanardi <>
tarcat (since removed), loadkmap, various fixes, Debian maintenance
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