HP/UX 8 and hosts vs DNS

Grant Taylor cctalk at gtaylor.tnetconsulting.net
Sun May 26 23:52:48 CDT 2019

On 5/26/19 10:09 PM, Cameron Kaiser via cctalk wrote:
> 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.

At the risk of showing my ignorance, how much has DNS changed since 
HP-UX 8 was using DNS?

Have you sniffed the wire to see if it's sending DNS queries and waiting 
for them to fail?

Grant. . . .
unix || die

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