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nsswitch.conf file always corrupts somehow. I do restore from my backup every time it corrupt. When this file corrupts, its time stamp is changing. Now I wonder if there is a way to track that file ? I'd like to know which process or maybe user cause that corruption. Is there a way to do that ?

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Have you considered involving inotify? See the questions tagged inotify (or better search for them). – manatwork Mar 12 '12 at 9:52
This might help me. Thanks – mibzer Mar 12 '12 at 9:58
As I see Solaris does not support inotify. – mibzer Mar 12 '12 at 10:05
@mibzer - It would probably be a good idea to mention your operating system in your question in future. – Chris Down Mar 12 '12 at 11:07
It seems you have a bigger problem than tracking changes: You might want to investigate why your file gets corrupted in the first place. – Hai Vu Mar 13 '12 at 19:51

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You could either set up auditing or use DTrace. There are various examples how to use it to monitor file access on the interwebs, for example here.

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if you are running Solaris 11, then NWAM builds the /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/nsswitch.conf files are controlled by NWAM. The entries you need should be configured via svccfg commands, then when the network services start/restart, the files will be "created" based on the svccfg settings.

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