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What is /etc/host.conf

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001 linuxguy at wrote:

> I thought that was the job of /etc/nsswitch.conf

Nsswitch.conf configures the library functions themselves.

Host.conf configures the order in which the services are used
to resolve hostnames.

There is no precedence.  Nsswitch.conf covers more than host.conf.

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