Re: (long) tcpd compilation options and forced reverse lookup
>>>>> "Nils" == Nils Rennebarth <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Nils> On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 04:39:18PM +0100, Edouard Lafargue
>> That's the very problem: even with hosts in /etc/hosts, the
>> resolver still seems to do DNS queries for reverse-lookups!
>> It's the case for every program that does "gethostbyname",
>> Still , reverse lookups for every host in /etc/hosts ! If
>> someone has a solution...
Nils> In the case of DNS being down remove the nameserver entry in
Nils> But I would be very interested in getting the real answer.
Is /etc/nsswitch.conf correct?
If I didn't know better, I would say that you have something like:
hosts: dns files
hosts: files dns
On my computer, if I type in
perl -e 'print gethostbyname("scrooge"),"\n"'
I get no DNS enquiries. Same goes with:
perl -e 'print gethostbyname("scrooge.chocbit.org.au"),"\n"'
This is important, as this is a laptop and doesn't always have access
to DNS. However, some programs still need to do the above lookup
I do not get any DNS lookups. My /etc/hosts entry is:
192.168.87.132 scrooge.chocbit.org.au scrooge
Of course, I missed the first part of this thread, so I may be
Brian May <email@example.com>