HP/UX 8 and hosts vs DNS

Cameron Kaiser spectre at floodgap.com
Sun May 26 23:09:32 CDT 2019

I've been doing more work on my 9000/350 now that I have actual space to
do work on it in. Although the 10b2 is flaky, I can usually coax it to work.

However, the damn thing won't query DNS even though I have a populated
/etc/resolv.conf. It can ping the name server, and if the name server's
name is in /etc/hosts it will resolve it (and even telnet to it), but it
won't talk to it for anything else.

I'm not as adept at HP/UX before 10.20 (my first experience with the OS),
but I understand 8.0 "fails over" to /etc/hosts if it has some issues with
DNS. Fine, but how can I get it to switch *back*? There's no /etc/nsswitch.conf
and I don't think this version supports it anyway.

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