Subject: Re: Which browser on DEC 300/300
To: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=FCdiger?= Engel <>
From: Stan Pietkiewicz <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/26/2002 16:42:52
Rüdiger Engel wrote:


> Communicator 4.78 runs very smooth on my Flamingo+, but I have a strange
> DNS-Problem: It only opens connections to hosts I entered in /etc/hosts by
> hand. Not a very useful way to access WWW-pages. :( How can I solve this
> resolve-problem?
Check for the presence of /etc/nsswitch.conf..... The "hosts" entry should include 

"files   dns" to use /etc/hosts, then fall back to DNS.  This exists on 
my NoName running NetBSD 1.5.2, as well as Solaris, HP-UX (and probably 
others), so I suspect it should be there in 1.6+ as well.