/etc/hosts not working
freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Sep 11 21:49:49 UTC 2008
David Naylor <naylor.b.david at gmail.com> writes:
> I am trying to redirect a URL request to a different address but it appears
> that /etc/hosts is not doing the job. Example:
> 127.0.0.1 google.com
> The way I understand it is that by typing google.com in a web browser it
> should result in the local page being displayed. It instead goes to the
> proper Google page.
> `ping google.com' actually pings 127.0.0.1 but `host google' returns the
> actual IP addresses for google.
Sounds like your browser is using a proxy server which is doing the
name resolution for you.
> /etc/nsswitch.conf has `hosts: files dns' and host.conf has `hosts\n dns'
> Any idea why the system calls are not honouring /etc/hosts?
Since ping works, I'm sure that they are.
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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