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Re: nss

From: Andreas Jaeger
Subject: Re: nss
Date: 15 Dec 2000 07:49:20 +0100
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>>>>> Kevin Bryan writes:

 > From
 > ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/ChangeLog.txt : 

 >   In /etc/nsswitch.conf, made these changes:
 >              -hosts:          files dns
 >              +hosts:          dns files
 >              -networks:       files dns
 >              +networks:       dns files
 >    This is the order shown in nsswitch.5, and under glibc-2.2 the
 > previous
 >    order no longer works.

 > This seems to imply that dns will always be checked before /etc/hosts
 > which just doesn't make sense.  One of the nice things about /etc/hosts
 > is that you can put frequently used names in there and skip the lookup
 > (great for slow DNS servers!).  Also it's good for testing if you can
 > redirect a host name to some other IP address as far as just one system
 > is concerned.  Please tell me that it is not the case that 'files dns'
 > does not work.  Thanks.

files dns should work.  If not report it as a bug (sofar nobody has
done it!) with all details to reproduce it.

 Andreas Jaeger
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