[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: [SOLVED] : Re: Linux tries to talk to nameserver when accessing localhost (was Re: neighbour table overflow with Woody)

On Mon, Jan 01, 2001 at 02:51:48PM +0100, Preben Randhol wrote:
> > /etc/host.conf ???
> > 
> > order hosts,bind
> > multi on
> It turns out that /etc/host.conf with
> order hosts bind
> multi on
> works.
> NOTICE that there is no comma (or punctuation) between hosts and bind.
> Otherwise it won't work.

This would contradict the man page for host.conf which explicitly says
the arguments must be separated by commas.  I tried it both ways and
found no difference for either local or remote lookups.  However, I'm
not sure if /etc/nsswitch.conf doesn't obsolete this file...  Either
way, it would seem to be at least a documentation bug for host.conf.

Eric G. Miller <egm2@jps.net>

Reply to: