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    Default Network configuration files ignored

    I have a strange problem with my opensuse 11.4 system. Its fully up to date but it won't respect the following network configuration files:

    /etc/hosts
    /etc/services
    /etc/nsswitch.conf

    In nsswitch.conf I have the correct setting regarding DNS lookups:

    hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns
    Yet /etc/hosts is ignored.

    Also /etc/services is also ignored because of which whois fails:

    wtl:/var/log # whois fun.com
    getaddrinfo(whois.crsnic.net): Servname not supported for ai_socktype
    And even postfix mail delivery:

    May 30 22:48:40 wtl postfix/master[2844]: fatal: 127.0.0.1:smtp: Servname not supported for ai_socktype
    Both whois and smtp ports are set correctly in /etc/services.

    nicname 43/tcp whois # Who Is
    nicname 43/udp whois # Who Is
    smtp 25/tcp # Simple Mail Transfer
    smtp 25/udp # Simple Mail Transfer
    All of the above problems started after I installed NFS server. I uninstalled that but things haven't gotten better. I have done a lot of zypper refresh; zypper up; to keep the system up to date. I can access the internet alright but can't do whois queries on the CLI, send email etc.

    Please help me fix the above problems.

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    Default Re: Network configuration files ignored

    Reinstalled opensuse 11.4. This fixed the above problems.

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