netbsd (and openbsd?) dns patch

Sean Hinde <>
Thu Nov 29 17:05:47 CET 2001


Hi,

> 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.

There is another option which is descibed in the README notes for Apple OS X
compatibility (not too far from FreeBSD)

You can put an .inetrc file in your home directory to override the
mechansism by which Erlang selects the source. This could contain e.g:

{lookup, ["native"]}.

Rgds,
Sean



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