invalid response from Proxy dns lookup failure in my domains

Michael Zoet Michael.Zoet at
Mon Jan 10 17:20:41 UTC 2011

Am Mo, 10.01.2011, 17:18 schrieb Tapas Mishra:

> I feel there should be some thing which tells in resolv.conf not to
> look to corporate DNS for the entries in /etc/hosts
> as those entries will not be put by sys admins of organization.

There are several ways to achieve this! You can define other hostnames in
/etc/hosts and these names can you use in your Apache proxy configuration.
The clue is not to use names, that your company DNS resolves, just names
your Apache Server knows.

> But I need the Corporate DNS also.
> So is there some way where I can give priority to entries in
> /etc/hosts on my server to the Corporate DNS and also use
> the corporate DNS (which is where I get connected to internet also)

Yes! Take a look at /etc/nsswitch.conf and read the documentation about it.

You can also use tools like dnsmasq. Read about it, too


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