I have a Ubuntu Server 12.04 (
amd64) machine on which, when I change
/etc/hosts, the changes aren't picked up, even after a reboot. I am using
/usr/bin/host to test, but none of the other programs seems to pick it up either.
This is a server and
dnsmasq aren't installed. Also, the file
/etc/nsswitch.conf contains the line:
hosts: files dns
so that I would expect it to work. I also checked that the
mtime of the file changes with editing and tried running
service networking restart (against all odds) and also
All commands where run as
root where needed. The machine has network configured manually in
/etc/network/interfaces and not via Network Manager (it isn't installed either).
Basically what I want to achieve is that the IP for a few hosts can be manipulated. The reason being that inside our network I get an IP to which I have no route, but I can use the external IP for that service via HTTPS.
What am I missing?
Note: no DNS server is locally running and the
nameserver lines in
/etc/resolv.conf (and the respective lines in
interfaces) point to the DNS server that gives me the wrong IP.
Also note: I've searched on the web and read through the "similar questions", but my case doesn't seem to be covered.
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