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Re: [opensuse] localhost unknown host
On Thu, 01 Mar 2012 00:09:28 -0500, Dirk Gently
<dirk.gently00@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Why in the world would networking NOT check /etc/hosts?

Because of NSS. /etc/nsswitch.conf decides which resources are used to
resolve names and in which order. If the system is configured to not
consult /etc/hosts it won't. I will by default use it.

See "info '(libc.info.gz)NSS Basics' " for a description of NSS.

Philipp
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