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Re: diald / ppp routing problems on hamm system [SOLVED]

> > There were some problems reported with the /etc/nsswitch.conf.
> > The networks line says " files dns" which means that when resolving a network address, libc will try first /etc/networks, then ask on DNS.
> > However route tries to resolve the net diald passes to it and blocks in there (the DNS server cannot be contacted because there's no route to it, and the route cannot be established because the net has to be resolved).
> > 
> > Try removing the dns entry from the networks line of /etc/nsswitch.conf.
> > 
> > Anyways, this is problematic to have this networks line with dns, and
> > a future version of base-files is supposed to fix this. 

Is there a place where I can find documentation about /etc/nsswitch.conf?
I couldn't find any man pages, info documents or files in
/usr/doc/base-files that covers what it is for or what it does. 



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