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What is /etc/host.conf

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001 linuxguy at wrote:

> On RedHat 6.x & 7.x there's this /etc/host.conf file....
> What uses it?

man host.conf

It is used to determine how the system resolves hostnames.  For instance,
    order hosts,bind
means to resolve hostnames, first look in /etc/hosts, and if it's not
there, use nslookup.

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