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Re: Applications not using hosts file for name resolution


The "order hosts bind" line should be in /etc/host.conf, and
formatted as "order hosts,bind".  This line is followed (in my
/etc/host.conf file) with the single line "multi on".

The remainder looks fine to me.

On Mon, May 27, 2002 at 02:13:17PM +0100, Pat Colbeck wrote:
> Hi
> I have noticed something starnge about my Woody system. I have to
> maintain a hosts file due to some firewall and external DNS weirdness
> for some of the hosts in the office. If I ping them then they resolve
> via the hosts file but applications like telnet and postfix seem to be
> using DNS (thus getting the wrong address). Any ideas why ?
> Here is my resolv.conf file from /etc
> order hosts bind
> domain esc.azlan.co.uk
> nameserver
> nameserver
> Thanks
> Pat

				Dean Provins 
		dprovins@ucalgary.ca,  provinsd@telusplanet.net
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