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RE: response from the host command for a private address listed in /etc/hosts

Boyd & others,

> Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 14:52:12 -0500
> ...
> So, it always uses DNS, not paying attention to your settings in
> nsswitch.conf. In particular, it doesn't read /etc/hosts because it doesn't
> use the "files" NS module.

OK, thanks.

dnsmasq on a linux router can provide a subordinate 
machine on the LAN with a public ip address.
Can someone offer a little direction to allow me to 
have the private addresses specified in /etc/hosts 
also available to the LAN machines.

Thanks,             ... p. crawford

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