On Tuesday 08 Aug 2017 09:11:22 Mike Gilbert wrote:

> The "order" directive in /etc/host.conf only works for very old
> versions of glibc. Modern versions use /etc/nsswitch.conf. The default
> nsswitch.conf will check /etc/hosts (files) before DNS anyway.
> 
> How are you testing? I would guess you are probably using the wrong tool.

nslookup -sil
 
> The "host" command will always ignore /etc/hosts. It always does DNS
> queries by design.
> 
> Try using "getent hosts [hostname]".

Yes, that works. Thanks Mike. I'll set up a nice short alias for it. Looks 
like I can get rid of net-dns/bind-tools.

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Regards
Peter


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