[SOLVED] : Re: Linux tries to talk to nameserver when accessing localhost (was Re: neighbour table overflow with Woody)
"Eric G . Miller" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote on 31/12/2000 (01:32) :
> On Sun, Dec 31, 2000 at 01:09:32AM +0100, Preben Randhol wrote:
> > Preben Randhol <email@example.com> wrote on 30/12/2000 (21:57) :
> > > Apparently I did something else as well as it stopped working :-(
> > That is when I'm not on the net, the machine still tries to talk to the
> > nameservers I have set up in resolv.conf when I write :
> > netscape http://localhost/
> > and it then hangs for a long time as it cannot connect to the
> > nameservers.
> > If I write netscape http://127.0.0.1/ it works.
> > # cat /etc/hosts
> > 127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain
> > # cat /etc/resolv.conf
> > nameserver 18.104.22.168
> > nameserver 22.214.171.124
> > Any hints much appreciated!
> /etc/host.conf ???
> order hosts,bind
> multi on
It turns out that /etc/host.conf with
order hosts bind
NOTICE that there is no comma (or punctuation) between hosts and bind.
Otherwise it won't work.
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