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Old 08-08-2011
who am i showing clients hostname not ip?

i have two solaris 7 machines, host1 and host2 - host2 was "created" from host1 by using ufsdump/ufsrestore.

on host1

> who am i
user1 pts/175 Aug 8 11:22 (

on host2

> who am i
user1 pts/4 Aug 8 11:19 (coscwm5643_w764.xxx.mmmm.com)

what would be cauing host2 to show the clients hostname vs its IP?
# 2  
Old 08-08-2011
Just a guess but is there an entry for coscwm5643_w764.xxx.mmmm.com in /etc/hosts on host2?
# 3  
Old 08-08-2011
the client doesnt have to be in the /etc/hosts file. turns out it has to do with
/etc/nsswitch.conf having "host file dns" in it.
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