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NAME

       nss-resolve, libnss_resolve.so.2 - Provide hostname resolution via
       systemd-resolved.service

SYNOPSIS

       libnss_resolve.so.2

DESCRIPTION

       nss-resolve is a plug-in module for the GNU Name Service Switch (NSS) functionality of the
       GNU C Library (glibc) enabling it to resolve host names via the systemd-resolved(8) local
       network name resolution service. It replaces the nss-dns plug-in module that traditionally
       resolves hostnames via DNS.

       To activate the NSS module, add "resolve" to the line starting with "hosts:" in
       /etc/nsswitch.conf. Specifically, it is recommended to place "resolve" early in
       /etc/nsswitch.conf's "hosts:" line (but after the "files" or "mymachines" entries), right
       before the "dns" entry if it exists, followed by "[!UNAVAIL=return]", to ensure DNS
       queries are always routed via systemd-resolved(8) if it is running, but are routed to
       nss-dns if this service is not available.

       Note that systemd-resolved will synthesize DNS resource records in a few cases, for
       example for "localhost" and the current hostname, see systemd-resolved(8) for the full
       list. This duplicates the functionality of nss-myhostname(8), but it is still recommended
       (see examples below) to keep nss-myhostname configured in /etc/nsswitch.conf, to keep
       those names resolveable if systemd-resolved is not running.

EXAMPLE

       Here is an example /etc/nsswitch.conf file that enables nss-resolve correctly:

           passwd:         compat mymachines systemd
           group:          compat mymachines systemd
           shadow:         compat

           hosts:          files mymachines resolve [!UNAVAIL=return] dns myhostname
           networks:       files

           protocols:      db files
           services:       db files
           ethers:         db files
           rpc:            db files

           netgroup:       nis

SEE ALSO

       systemd(1), systemd-resolved(8), nss-systemd(8), nss-myhostname(8), nss-mymachines(8),
       nsswitch.conf(5)