entries in hosts file not used in host lookup

Barry Margolin barmar at alum.mit.edu
Mon Nov 29 20:04:39 UTC 2004

In article <coftqp$2o96$1 at sf1.isc.org>, tuepla at telenet.be (Alain) 

> I think the problem comes down to the fact that host does not read my
> /etc/hosts file but does query the configured DNS instead wich does
> not reply for such a query, but how can I setup networking this will
> work.

The "host" command is a DNS-only query utility, like "dig" and 
"nslookup".  It doesn't use the operating system's generic name 
resolution mechanism.

Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
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