[CentOS] Reloading /etc/hosts

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Mon Aug 4 13:48:35 UTC 2008

Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I am doing some testing and am having to make many changes to /etc/hosts
> Is there a way to reload the /etc/hosts file without doing a service  
> network restart?

That doesn't need to be reloaded *except* if you use the name service
caching daemon (nscd). Then "service nscd reload" might be needed.

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