> > > > On 08/25/2018 03:35 AM, TE Dukes wrote: > > > > Can't say that's what I expected. What about "getent hosts 127.0.0.1"? > > > > > > 127.0.0.1 localhost > > > > OK. /etc/hosts isn't being used. You indicated earlier that you had > > more hostnames in that file. They should show up there. > > > > Let's go back to pastebin. What are the contents of /etc/nsswitch.conf > > and /etc/hosts, now? > > > > Link to pastebin: https://paste.fedoraproject.org/paste/97keKuhV4lMoLZ8DIrYT8w You are multiply defining localhost and localhost.localdomain. All there should be is: 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost ::1 localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6 But that's not the underlying issue, it's just a complication. What the 'getent hosts 127.0.0.1' is showing is that the system is either not retrieving host information from the /etc/hosts file or not retrieving it all. That same command on my system returns 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost i.e. the line identical to the one in /etc/hosts. Yours doesn't. What does /etc/host.conf contain - does it have the line 'multi on' in it? > > > > Are you running nscd, nslcd, or sssd? If so, you may need to stop them > > or flush their cache. > > > > None of the above are running Your nsswitch.conf files shows that you are retrieving information from sssd for users. (But not for hosts, so it's not relevant here) > > > What do you get if you "dig @localhost localhost +short". If that > > doesn't return a "localhost" address, then the name server that you're > > running has a broken configuration. > > ; <<>> DiG 9.9.4-RedHat-9.9.4-61.el7 <<>> @localhost localhost +short > ; (1 server found) > ;; global options: +cmd > ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached Are you running your own named? (I thought you said you were - this output says you aren't.) P.