Subject: Re: HEADS UP: nsswitch about to go `live' in NetBSD-current
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/19/1999 17:33:02
> > but will this actually give the current/desired behavior?  ie, if you
> > nslookup (borrowed a little from your example), if the dns is
> > available, you *will* get an authoritative nxdomain answer.
>nslookup _always_ uses dns.  It doesn't use files or anything else.  Only
>the libc resolver is affected.
>        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>

er...well, yes.  you are correct.  but my fingers misspoke.  and i
said "nslookup", i actually meant "gethostbyname".  which, for me, is
a little c program that just calls gethostbyname on argv[1] so that i
can see exactly what the libc routines return.

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