[Bug 318828] Re: bind9-host does not respect /etc/nsswitch.conf

Mattias Wadenstein maswan at acc.umu.se
Mon Jan 19 15:57:16 GMT 2009

The man page for bind9-host:s host say: "host is a simple utility for
performing DNS lookups", and as far as I know it has never supposed to
be more than a user friendly alternative to "dig". Since host is there
among other things for diagnosing DNS problems, it has its own query and
resolve logic, which makes it hard for it to follow nsswitch.conf.

If you want to get the view of what the libc resolver thinks "getent
hosts" is a much better idea, and from IRC discussion this started out
with a problem with sendmail using "host" instead of "getent host".

bind9-host does not respect /etc/nsswitch.conf
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