host versus nslookup

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Thu Oct 13 06:05:30 UTC 2011

On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 03:33:30 +0700, Fajar A. Nugraha wrote
> If you're concern about what address programs gets when they resolve
> host names, then getent is a better choice as it also respects
> nsswitch.conf and hosts file.
According to the (almost useless) manpage for getent, all it does is lookups
in local files, not name resolution.

I can see how this would be useful if you were not using DNS, but....????

What am I missing here?


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