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? Are you running nscd, nslcd, or sssd? If so, you may need to stop them or flush their cache. 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. Do you get any output from "echo $HOSTALIASES"?