Is there any effect on name resolution if /etc/nsswitch.conf changed as "hosts: dns files" in Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

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  • What happens while accessing localhost when, /etc/nsswitch.conf is set as hosts: dns files?
  • There is a hostname record both in DNS and /etc/hosts with different IPs. Which record will be used?
  • What is the priority of the Name Resolution?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux all version

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