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sulekha 11-05-2008 07:51 AM

/etc/nsswitch.conf
 
Hi all,

the following line is taken from my /etc/nsswitch.conf file

hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4


Can any one explain me what is meant by mdns4_minimal
,[NOTFOUND=return], and mdns4

TB0ne 11-05-2008 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sulekha (Post 3332341)
Hi all,

the following line is taken from my /etc/nsswitch.conf file

hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4

Can any one explain me what is meant by mdns4_minimal
,[NOTFOUND=return], and mdns4

The only things I know that would cause the problem you have described are no functional nameserver IP addresses configured in /etc/resolv.conf or a "hosts" line in /etc/nsswitch.conf that either doesn't contain "dns" or the "dns" cannot be read by the program that needs it. If "host " succeeds then it's very likely a problem with /etc/nsswitch.conf since "host" is one of the few programs (two others are dig and nslookup) that don't use that file.


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