Resolution Order - dns/files or files/dns?

Jeff Younker Jeff at
Fri Mar 24 22:55:47 UTC 2000

Robert Weber writes:

  Plus, if your lookup is "files dns" won't
  EVERY lookup go to files first even if it
  is logically a bad idea?

Depends.  'files dns' can result in 20 minute startups for some machines if
they have no network connection available.  This can be unacceptable for
traveling boxes, or in disaster situations.  (We make sure that our hosts
files only have 2 entries:  localhost, and the local hostname.)

- Jeff Younker - jeff at - These are my opinions, not MDL's -

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