Unexpected resolver behavior

Jamie Ostrowski jamie at gnulife.org
Fri Feb 18 04:05:19 GMT 2005

    I'm running 4.10-p5 on my workstation at home, and I can't understand
why I cannot get www.foo.com to resolve to an IP I am specifying in
/etc/hosts (I want to over-ride the IP returned by the nameserver I query
by default).

in /etc/hosts:

199.xx.xx.24	www.foo.com.

in /etc/host.conf:

# $FreeBSD: src/etc/host.conf,v 1.6 1999/08/27 23:23:41 peter Exp $
# First try the /etc/hosts file
# Now try the nameserver next.
# If you have YP/NIS configured, uncom

(I have no nsswitch.conf file in /etc)

But when I try to resolve www.foo.com from the command line, I am getting
the IP address from the nameserver from the outside world rather than the
IP from /etc/hosts. I am not running a local named on this machine,
either. Any ideas?

    - Jamie

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