SUMMARY: ftp: unknown host

From: S. Cowles (
Date: Fri May 20 1994 - 01:10:44 CDT

Original statement:

orig: Configuration:
orig: Sparc 10, Solaris 2.3, no patches, no nis/nis+
orig: On this machine, when I ftp to a system that is not in the /etc/hosts
orig: file, ftp reports that the host is unknown. Ftp to our local hosts
orig: works fine, and name lookup with nslookup correctly hits the designated
orig: domain name server and returns correct IP addresses.


Add the line

hosts: files dns [NOTFOUND=return]

to /etc/nsswitch.conf.

Thanks to: Ric Anderson <ric@Artisoft.COM>


S. Cowles
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