/etc/hosts not working
Michael K. Smith - Adhost
mksmith at adhost.com
Thu Sep 11 23:22:39 UTC 2008
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of David Naylor
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2008 1:49 PM
To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: /etc/hosts not working
* PGP Signed: 09/11/08 at 13:49:05
I am trying to redirect a URL request to a different address but it appears
that /etc/hosts is not doing the job. Example:
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.
/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?
* David Naylor <naylor.b.david at gmail.com>
man host shows that the host utility is specifically for DNS-resolved lookups and looks at /etc/resolv.conf, not /etc/hosts
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