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10.3: A bit of detail on /etc/hosts and Directory Access
Authored by: Mikey-San on Nov 21, '03 09:15:25PM

Yeah, like I said, it's strange. The notice is there in DA, but you don't have to touch anything for hosts to work.

Anyone have some reasoning here? I'm stumped.



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I have the same problem ... changes to hosts file won't work until I restart machine
Authored by: os4 on Dec 09, '03 04:53:15PM

I have had this problem since Panther ... I did a clean install; no upgrade. If anyone comes up with a specific solution to this, thank you in advance.



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Solution: changes to hosts file won't work until I restart machine
Authored by: Skeeter on Jan 27, '04 03:07:26PM

Verify that lookupd is set to use flat files (/etc/hosts) for hostname lookup. Run the command "lookupd -configuration". Look for the lines like this:

LookupOrder: Cache FF DNS NI DS
_config_name: Host Configuration

That means to check the cache, then the file. The problem is the cache.

Run the command "lookupd -flushcache".

That should do it.



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