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Old 06-03-2004, 12:05 PM   #1
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Question DNS Queries

i have following problem:

my nameserver is only reachable over VPN/ISDN .
it's working great. The only problem is that every night
a call goes to the nameserver. that is why the dns-client tries to
solve the name Every time he receive
the answer "unknown host". So i tried to add
in /etc/hosts. I expected, that the client reads the hosts file first.
But it does not work.

Now my Question:
- What should i change, that the dns client does not try to

- Red Hat Linux 8.0
Old 06-03-2004, 01:02 PM   #2
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Adding it to the hosts file next to the loopback should have worked. You can check the order that the system uses to resolve names by making sure that /etc/host.conf has a line:
order hosts, bind
Old 06-04-2004, 06:59 AM   #3
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I have checked the two files but the content is like you had written.
What can i do else?


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