localhost name resolution problem

Toomas Aas toomas.aas at raad.tartu.ee
Tue Apr 1 01:19:42 PST 2003


> # host localhost
> localhost.my.domain is a nickname for my.domain
> my.domain has address 202.x.x.x
> Someone suggested I check localhost.:
> # host localhost.
> Host not found.

AFAIK the host command doesn't use /etc/hosts. No matter what is 
specified in /etc/host.conf, the host command always uses DNS.
I got bitten by the same thing a couple of weeks ago.

To check whether localhost resolves to, try for example
'ping localhost'

Given the contents of your hosts file, you should be OK.
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