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#1 2020-12-11 10:12:32

nophke
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[!UNAVAIL=return] unable to solve host name [solved]

Hi every-one,

Last, month I got a new laptop and a pretty strange issue while installing Arch...

ping x.x.x.x

was working well

but:

ping www.host.com
ping: unknown host ................

After some digging, I found that many ARM users were facing this on Arch-ARM with Raspberry-based computers.
And those people solved this by editing /etc/nsswitch.conf,

this line

hosts: files mymachines myhostname resolve [!UNAVAIL=return] dns

becoming:

hosts: files mymachines myhostname resolve dns

Does someone know the purpose of that line?
The manpage indicates that default value for UNAVAIL is  «continue»....

I don't know networks very well, but I guess that the ISO would not contain a customized config
unless some reason exists.

Can some-one, please, explain ?

Last edited by nophke (2020-12-11 16:50:32)

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#2 2020-12-11 10:32:59

WorMzy
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Re: [!UNAVAIL=return] unable to solve host name [solved]


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#3 2020-12-11 11:04:14

nophke
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Re: [!UNAVAIL=return] unable to solve host name [solved]

big_smile thanks !

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#4 2020-12-11 15:23:01

WorMzy
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Re: [!UNAVAIL=return] unable to solve host name [solved]

No problem, however, please don't use "closed" in your topic title, use e.g. "[solved]" instead: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Co … ow_to_post


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Mobo: MSI X299 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC // Processor: Intel Core i7-7820X 3.6GHz // GFX: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT // RAM: 32GB (4x 8GB) Corsair DDR4 (@ 3000MHz) // Storage: 1x 3TB HDD, 5x 1TB HDD, 2x 120GB SSD, 1x 275GB M2 SSD

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