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How can I find the host table in a AIX server? I want to delete one host
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/etc/hosts
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Actually dns is preferred over hosts and default libc resolver caches any names forever
Step 1) change system to prefer /etc/hosts
netsvcs.conf
Step 2) Chnage the host record
Step 3) restart each and every process which is running.
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/etc/hosts                contains the hostnames and their address for hosts in the network
host <hostname>    searches through the /etc/hosts file, and display the ip address of the hostname
host <ip address>   searches through the /etc/hosts file, and display the hostname
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https:#a39263710
Aix still defaults to nis, then dns, then local unless you change
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And if you change or don't have a resolv.conf/ypbind (which is also the default) it's https:#a39261444
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To avoid misunderstandings- what I wanted to say is that by default AIX neither ships a resolv.conf file (just a skeleton) nor does a NIS client get installed by default, so the /etc/hosts file will take effect, as mentioned in https:#a39261444, regardless of what's in the irs.conf/netsvc.conf files.
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It will actually send DNS request to localhost in absence of resolv.conf...
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Yes, and it will  (by default) neither find a running named nor a DNS data base there, so which source will be used for name resolution?
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The question if DNS quick failure is usage is merely philosophical...

The real problem is stone age tools hidden in AIX. Nowadays normal resolvers have 2 or 5 or 15 sec timeout while on AIX one gets 45s unless in quickly fails against loopback.
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