/etc/hosts isn't being read

David Kelly dkelly at hiwaay.net
Thu Apr 13 17:12:43 UTC 2006

On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 12:52:11PM -0400, Robert Huff wrote:
> 	You may have solved one name resolution problem; have you
> solved them all?
> 	The "N second delay" problem is usually caused by something
> trying to do a reverse name look-up.  You either need to disable
> this, or make sure reverse look-ups work.

% man nsswitch.conf

Make sure /etc/nsswitch.conf lists "hosts: files dns" in that order to
search the /etc/hosts file before DNS.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at HiWAAY.net
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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