Subject: RE: Can't find a host.
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Nguyen, Son N. <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/10/2007 12:07:51
Thanks Steve.
I want to correct previous email:
I did not set my network card to I got this ip from DHCP
in the router.
My purpose is to map the name "" to that ip.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steven M. Bellovin []=20
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 11:35 AM
To: Nguyen, Son N.
Subject: Re: Can't find a host.

On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:01:30 -0400
"Nguyen, Son N." <> wrote:

>  I have a DSL and a router to connect to internet. I set
> for my network card.
>  In /etc/rc.conf, I added dhclient=3DYES and I can browse the web=20
> without any problem.
>  In /etc/hosts file, I add "  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.
> =20
>  snguyen
As I understand it, host(1) only consults the DNS, not /etc/hosts.

		--Steve Bellovin,