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Re: HELP needed on resolver problem

On Sun, Jan 03, 1999 at 02:28:54AM -0600, Rob Browning wrote:
> Well, I meant resolv.conf(5).  Presuming that this is no longer the
> proper documentation for /etc/resolv.conf, then we should probably
> think about what to do about that.  But that manpage specifically
> states that you don't need an /etc/resolv.conf file on "normal"
> systems, and it used to be true...

What does the system do for name resolution without it -- just /etc/hosts,
or straight to the root DNS servers?

I've never had a host without one, so it seems odd to me to not have one.

Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD              hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au
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