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  • From: "Andraž 'ruskie' Levstik" <ruskie AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [SM-Discuss] /etc/hosts being ignored?
  • Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 16:39:35 +0200

On 16:32:34 2007-07-30 Matthew Clark <matthewclark AT> wrote:
> I have a question that Google can't seem to help me with. I know this
> isn't SMGL specific, but I figured "What better group to ask?":
> One of my SMGL servers appears to be ignoring the /etc/hosts file. I
> get errors in various things that cannot resolve 'localhost' (and,
> yes, that line is in the hosts file). I even placed a bogus name and
> IP address in there as a test, and that confirmed that the file is,
> indeed, being ignored.
> Any reason the /etc/hosts file would be ignored?

Check: /etc/nsswitch.conf

hosts: files nisplus nis dns

Should have files in it... if not I'd guess tha might be it...

Andraž "ruskie" Levstik
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