Re: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?
* Mark Ferlatte <email@example.com> [030408 08:08]:
> > >Does the libnss-lwres package help here?
> > Yes, this would work for many programs, but not all. There are some
> > programs which directly use the resolver.
> What sorts of programs? Shouldn't everything use the NSS?
When I recall correctly, the NSS has quite limited scope in this area.
It has only a "hosts" database, and AFAIK no support for MX-lookups
or reverse lookups.
(ipv6 is also quite strangely implemented, I'm still hunting programs
sending out ipv6-queries for "localhost" or the hostname of the
machine in a pure ipv4 environment.)
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