Re: HELP needed on resolver problem
On Sun, Jan 03, 1999 at 01:26:11PM +0100, Martin Bialasinski wrote:
> >> "HM" == Hamish Moffatt <email@example.com> writes:
> HM> On Sun, Jan 03, 1999 at 02:28:54AM -0600, Rob Browning wrote:
> >> 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...
> HM> What does the system do for name resolution without it -- just
> HM> /etc/hosts, or straight to the root DNS servers?
> It looks into /etc/nsswitch.conf
OK. My /etc/nsswitch.conf says "hosts: files dns". It still doesn't find
out what nameserver to use from that, though?
I guess it could assume 127.0.0.1 is a name server. That's all I have
in my resolv.conf anyway, since bind forwards for me as necessary.
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