[CentOS] DNS

Fri May 9 13:15:20 UTC 2008
Scott Nelson <sbnelson at thermeon.com>

On May 9, 2008, at 7:49 AM, gopinath wrote:

> I have defined
> search localhost in /etc/resolv.conf
> cat /etc/resolv.conf
> search localhost
> i did not define any nameserver ip address in this file
> i have given the gw ip from where the internet can be reached
> no dns is running in gateway.
> no dns service is running on the PC
> no bind packages are installed on pc
> but still if i ping to some domain like
> ping www.google.com it resolves and displayes icmp replies.
> i dont know from where this name resolution is taking place

There is the possibility that /etc/nsswitch.conf might give you a  
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