Subject: Re: HEADS UP: nsswitch about to go `live' in NetBSD-current
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/18/1999 09:30:04
On Jan 16, Erik E. Fair wrote
> NetBSD's default should reflect common usage. The common usage is "DNS,
> files" in that order. This should work when there isn't an nsswitch.conf.

I always use "file, dns" to reduce network traffic usage.
I can't see any reason to have "dns,file", and I can see one reason to not
have it this way: if your host file is out of date you will not
notice it until you have DNS problems.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.