Subject: Re: Can't find a host.
To: Nguyen, Son N. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 09/10/2007 11:35:23
On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:01:30 -0400
"Nguyen, Son N." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have a DSL and a router to connect to internet. I set 192.168.1.16
> for my network card.
> In /etc/rc.conf, I added dhclient=YES and I can browse the web
> without any problem.
> In /etc/hosts file, I add "192.168.1.16 nsl.myhome.net nsl".
> But if I type 'host nsl' it could not find the host:
> "...not found in 3(NXDOMAIN)".
> I don't know why? Any one know? Thanks a lot.
As I understand it, host(1) only consults the DNS, not /etc/hosts.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb