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Old 12-08-2004, 09:32 PM   #1
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/etc/hosts, /etc/resolve.conf and /etc/host.conf config probs

Some strange things are happening in my set up. When I do an nslookup, dig or host command it doesn't look in my local /etc/hosts file. It seems to bi-pass my configuration and attempts finding it through my DNS server. Just to let you know how things are looking in my system:

<domain info up here>
nameserver myDNSserver

order hosts,bind

contains the correct IP that I'm attempting to nslookup.

Also my /etc/nsswitch.conf file has something like:
hosts: file dns

Old 12-08-2004, 10:07 PM   #2
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That's because "nslookup, dig or host" are all DNS query tools, if you do a simple ping "hostname" it should work fine.


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