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Re: DNS lookups



c.evans@clear.net.nz (Carey Evans)  wrote on 13.10.97 in <87en5qqc1f.fsf@psyche.evansnet>:

> kaih@khms.westfalen.de (Kai Henningsen) writes:
>
> > I haven't tracked that down yet, but I suspect some change in libc6.
> >
> > In any case, I've temporarily worked around it by making sure that every
> > IP used to fire up diald is locally known to my name server - /etc/hosts
> > wasn't enough.
>
> libc6 uses /etc/nsswitch.conf.  I had to upgrade base-files (i think)
> to get it.  The relevant line in mine is:
>
> hosts:          files dns

I have the same. It's still asking the name server (I can see it sending  
UDP packets via strace).

I still suspect a bug in libc6.


MfG Kai


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