malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Fri Nov 19 18:33:04 PST 2004
On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 10:06 am, Alfredo Finelli wrote:
> -- On Friday 19 November 2004 23:37, you wrote:
> > Greetings All,
> > I am running FreeBSD 4.10 stable. I connect to the internet via
> > dialup so I have an entries in my /etc/hosts for all my local
> > machines and I have an entry in my /etc/resolv.conf for my isp's
> > dns server. when I am not connected to my isp and I try to ssh to
> > a local machine from a local mahine it takes a "long" time to
> > connect. I susspect the reason is because it is trying to hit the
> > dns server first from my isp. From what I understand it should hit
> > the hosts file first according to the following setup. Can anyone
> > exlain how I can fix my problem? or explain why my current
> > configuration is incorrect?
> > /etc/host.conf
> > # First try the /etc/hosts file
> > hosts
> > # Now try the nameserver next.
> > bind
> In your "host.conf" file you should be using the keyword "order" to
> specify how host lookups are to be performed by the resolver. It
> should be followed by one or more lookup methods, separated by commas.
> Valid methods are "bind", "hosts" and "nis".
> For example the line in /etc/host.conf could be:
> order hosts,bind
Hmm; Where does this come from?
I'm not questioning the validity, but the OP's file is the installation
default and I can see no reference to keyword "order" in the
host.conf(5) man page.
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