netbsd (and openbsd?) dns patch

Daniel Néri <>
Mon Nov 26 23:53:37 CET 2001

Hal Snyder <> writes:

> NetBSD docs state that the resolver defaults to "hosts files dns" in
> absence of an nsswitch.conf file or hosts entry in that file.

Yeah; on OpenBSD the default is "lookup file" if /etc/resolv.conf does
not exist, and "lookup bind file" if the it exists, but contains no
"lookup" line.

> Nice. Will test it asap. Will help with OpenBSD too, no?

Probably, depending on the /etc/resolv.conf situation on your
(problematic) OpenBSD nodes.


Daniel Neri

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