The Hesiod name service specification includes a HesiodType of cluster. This cluster information is used by your workstation in a number of ways. While Athena workstations can function without Hesiod cluster information, it's strongly encouraged to take advantage of a number of features, such as automatic release upgrades for debathena-cluster workstations.
You can view your Hesiod cluster information with the following command:
If your workstation does not have any cluster info, you'll see the following error when you try and look up cluster information:
hesiod_resolve: Hesiod name not found
To request Hesiod cluster information for your workstation, please send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and request that your workstation be added to the public-linux Hesiod cluster. Be sure to include your workstation's hostname in the request.
Hesiod cluster entries (or "records") consist of 2 to 4 space-separated fields. For more information on the meaning of these fields, please see the getcluster(1) man page.
|The APT repository from which your workstation takes updates.|
|The supported Ubuntu releases this workstation will automatically upgrade to.|
|syscontrol||<not used in Debathena>||This is a legacy Athena 9 record. It has no effect on Debathena workstations.|
|sysprefix||<not used in Debathena>||This is a legacy Athena 9 record. It has no effect on Debathena workstations.|
|lpr||a valid printer name||The default printer for your workstation. Not all workstations will have this record.|
|syslib||<not used in Debathena>||This is a legacy Solaris Athena 9 record. If your workstation has this record and your workstation is not running Solaris, please contact email@example.com to request an update.|