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Re: Can't find the DNS Servers




On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 01:42:39PM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> On this topic, I still can't understand the contents of your
> immutable /etc/resolv.conf file, even without the comma:
> 
> nameserver 192.168.XX.1
> search     host dns
> domain     coyote.den
> 
> Can you detail these domains called host and dns?

I keep thinking that it's some relic from libc4 or libc5, before the
adoption of nsswitch.conf, but I am at a loss how to find documentation
that old to prove or disprove my guess.

The nearest I could find is <http://www.tldp.org/LDP/nag/node82.html>
which describes an /etc/host.conf file that contains "order bind hosts".
I can't tell whether Gene's setup is an erroneous take on this obsolete
configuration file (somehow merging it into resolv.conf), or something
else entirely.  Perhaps something even older, or something from a
non-Linux system.