Subject: host.conf
To: None <>
From: Dirk Steinberg <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/01/1994 12:39:14

I noticed that NetBSD does not support /etc/host.conf, as does Linux.
I usually use 'order hosts,bind' in that file so the hostnames are
looked up in /etc/hosts first, and then via DNS.

When I use the resolver in NetBSD, and the nameserver becomes
unavailable (when I disconnect the machine from the net; my machine is
a portable), I cannot resolve *any* hostname, including my own.
Also, I'd like to be able to use some of my own, non-official names in
addition to the official ones. Any hints?

Could anyone tell me how to set up an caching-only nameserver that
would keep working if disconnected from the net?



Dirk W. Steinberg - RWTH Aachen - Internet email:
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