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Establish Local Resolution

In this hands-on lab, you are tasked with establishing local resolution for a domain name, to permit localized application testing.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Nov 14, 2018

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Verify the contents and order of /etc/nsswitch.conf.

    You'll want to verify that files comes before hosts, in the hosts section of /etc/nsswitch.conf.

  2. Challenge

    Modify /etc/hosts to include

    You will need to modify /etc/hosts to resolve to your local IP. Use your local IP:

  3. Challenge

    Verify that you can now connect to the locally running webserver at

    You should get the same output if you curl either localhost or

    curl localhost


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