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RE: /etc/hosts vs dns server

If you need to change the way you want your system to use look out
you can modify the following file
this is where you will be able to change your lookup
path, but actually your system should be looking at /etc/hosts file first
This is a stupid question what exactly do you need to do?
-----Original Message-----
From: Joel Taqueban [mailto:jtaqueba apme-ops dhl com]
Sent: Tuesday, 2 May 2000 16:56
To: redhat-install-list redhat com
Subject: /etc/hosts vs dns server

dear admins

how do i tell my linux box to look into my /etc/hosts file first before looking into a dns server when resolving an IP address or hostname?

i've edited the /etc/resolv.conf and looked into /etc/nsswitch.conf

particularly i have this entries on /etc/nsswitch.conf:

passwd:     files nisplus nis
shadow:     files nisplus nis
group:      files nisplus nis

hosts:      files nisplus nis dns

services:   nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
networks:   nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
protocols:  nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
rpc:        nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
ethers:     nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
netmasks:   nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
bootparams: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files

netgroup:   nisplus

publickey:  nisplus

automount:  files nisplus
aliases:    files nisplus

Anything I need to change from the above so the my system looks into /etc/hosts file first before my dns?


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