I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS Desktop. Being a web developer, naturally I created a "me.com" in my
/etc/hosts file. Unfortunately, my name resolution is going out to the DNS before first checking my local hosts entry and I can't figure out why.
The end result is that if my /etc/resolv.conf contains
nameserver 127.0.0.1 in there first, then I get a response back in my web browser from me.com (local) within less than a second. But if I don't have that entry, then my response takes sometimes as much as 5 seconds if my ISP is a little slow.
The problem was so troublesome that I actually had to file a question here (and someone resolved it) for how to automatically insert that entry into
/etc/resolv.conf. But one of the users (@shellholic) here highly recommended (and commented back and forth with me about it) that I should file this question.
Do you know why my workstation's name resolution has to hit the DNS server first before hitting my
/etc/hosts file entry? For now, I'm using the resolv.conf trick.