Cannot resolve localhost
erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com
Thu Feb 14 23:56:46 UTC 2013
On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:35:12 +0100
Martin Pola <martin.pola at kottnet.net> wrote:
> I'm trying to get my FreeBSD system to resolve localhost into
> 127.0.0.1, but unfortunately it doesn't work. It appears the resolver
> is never reading from /etc/hosts, where I have this line: 127.0.0.1
> Here's a sample output of what I get when I try to resolve the name:
> $ nslookup localhost
> ;; Got recursion not available from 126.96.36.199, trying next server
> Server: 188.8.131.52
> Address: 184.108.40.206#53
you have a problem but I do not know which one.
> ** server can't find localhost: NXDOMAIN
> What am I missing?
nslookup queries a name server. It does not check your /etc/hosts.
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