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RHEL Name Resolution Local Host file and DNS

Unable to get name resolution from RHEL 5 /etc/hosts.

/etc/nsswitch.conf includes:

hosts: files dns

Example: /etc/hosts contains:
172.113.100.1       testsservername

host testservername returns: Host testsservername not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Gerwin Jansen

What is in your /etc/host.conf ?

It should contain:

order hosts,bind
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Responding to several comments:
/etc/hosts.conf does contain expect order = hosts,bind

ping does resolve to the expected address so /etc/nsswitch.conf or host.conf acting as expected.

getent hosts [hostname] provides what I need.
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