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Re: DNS lookups (was: something completely different on -private)



In article <6fkyKL2mw-B@khms.westfalen.de>,
Kai Henningsen <kaih@khms.westfalen.de> wrote:
>Just saw this ...
>
>bruce@pixar.com (Bruce Perens)  wrote on 10.10.97 in <m0xJjK8-00IdTXC@golem.pixar.com>:
>
>> Did you try "order hosts,bind" in /etc/host.conf? If you have the right
>> entries in /etc/hosts DNS should not be involed.
>
>I noticed that after one of my latest hamm upgrades, everything handling  
>IP addresses would start DNS lookups, which played havoc with my boot  
>sequence (stuff like diald not coming up after running for several hours  
>because ifconfig and route hang asking the name server, which waits for  
>diald to come up, and no login prompt ever appearing).
>
>I haven't tracked that down yet, but I suspect some change in libc6.

I think the "order" statement is not used anymore by libc6. Check out
/etc/nsswitch.conf.

Mike.
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