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Re: Need help with a DNS problem



On Friday 04 June 2004 01:52 pm, Scot L. Harris wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-06-04 at 13:41, Allen Winter wrote:
> > > Compare your FC2 systems resolv.conf to your other systems.  I am
> > > thinking you will find a difference.
> > 
> > Both have the same /etc/resolv.conf:
> > 
> > ; generated by /sbin/dhclient-script
> > nameserver 192.168.0.1
> > 
> > I'm still stumped.
> > allen
> 
> hmmm, check your /etc/nsswitch.conf file also.  There should be a line
> there something like:
> 
> hosts:  file dns
> 
> This tells your system what order to search things when resolving
> names.  The example above says check the /etc/hosts file first then
> dns.  You may by default have an entry for nis as well.  If you are not
> running nis then it should not matter.
> 
> You probably don't want to put dns first.  I have always found it useful
> to be able to override dns results by putting entries in the hosts file
> when needed.
> 
All three of my systems have:
hosts: files dns
in /etc/nsswitch.conf



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