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Re: dselect and resolving

Lo, on Monday, February 11, John Cichy did write:

> Hello all,
> It seems the dselect ignores the host file when updating it's lists. I have a 
> debian mirror in my DMZ and have added an entry in my hosts file to use an 
> internal address to access the mirror, but it seems that dselect is ignoring 
> that entry and trying the public address instead. Does anyone know how to 
> make dselect look at the hosts file, my host.conf has the entry :
> order hosts,bind
> so I would think that it would resolve to the address in the host file.

I'm not entirely sure how this works, but there's a very good chance
that /etc/nsswitch.conf is more significant than /etc/host.conf.  What
does the `hosts' line say from nsswitch.conf?


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