[lug] host lookups

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Wed Nov 15 14:48:24 MST 2000

hugh at math.byu.edu wrote:
> I am having some trouble with host lookups for stuff on non-routed
> networks.
> I have /etc/host.conf set with "order hosts bind" and I have hosts in my
> /etc/hosts for my 192.168.1.* network.  One of those hosts is juice.
> When I do a "host juice" I get a lookup failure.  When I do an exportfs
> to hosts in the local subnet then exportfs takes about two minutes to
> complete it's job.
> It seems that it is taking a while to time  out on the lookups via
> internet name servers and then resorts to /etc/hosts.
> Can anyone give some guidance?
> Hugh

What is the content of your /etc/hosts? And assuming redhat, what is the
content of /etc/sysconfig/network line for "HOSTNAME="?

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