HP/UX 8 and hosts vs DNS

Cameron Kaiser spectre at floodgap.com
Mon May 27 00:31:43 CDT 2019

> > 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.
> From https://docstore.mik.ua/orelly/networking_2ndEd/dns/ch06_04.htm
> Before HP-UX 10.10, you could only use nsswitch.conf to configure the 
> order of resolution for the hosts source. From 10.10 on, you can also 
> use nsswitch.conf to configure resolution order for the services, 
> networks, protocols, rpc, and netgroup sources. hosts: dns 
> [NOTFOUND=return] nis [NOTFOUND=return] files"

Appreciated, but from the same resource,

	"HP-UX 10.00 introduced Solaris's nsswitch.conf functionality"

so this won't apply to HP/UX 8.

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