[techtalk] DNS & Linux
geekgrrl at geekgrrl.org
Fri Jun 2 15:10:55 EST 2000
nsswitch.conf seems to be mostly used for NIS situations from what I have
found. It is a slightly different critter then host.conf. You will
probably have to ask someone else for more details on that as I do not run
On Fri, 2 Jun 2000, Stephanie Alarcon wrote:
> > You can do this on all Unices and Linux distros. Whether your host
> > table or dns is looked at for resolution is specified in
> > /etc/host.conf. It could be one, or the other, or both in various
> > orders.
> hey, i didn't know that. well then what about nsswitch.conf? that has
> this line, which i thought did what you described above.
> hosts: files dns nis nisplus
> Does host.conf supercede it? is nsswitch.conf used for more complex
> situations and hosts.conf for simple ones?
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