Comment 25 for bug 94940

At a client site using a few Windows 2003 Servers, I would connect to an Ubuntu vmware image that had DNS of lamp.custname.local regularly with Gutsy beta.

During the beta I was out here quite a bit, but about a week before Gutsy launched until today I hadn't been out here.
Now when I plug my laptop into the network and try to ssh or ping lamp.custname.local I get nothing.

If I do an nslookup it returns the correct IP from the DNS server.

Doing a bit of stracing and debugging led me to nsswitch.conf and this bug.

I changed nsswitch.conf like so:
aaron@chrysalis:/etc$ diff nsswitch.conf nsswitch.conf.old
< hosts: files dns mdns4
> hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4

I can resolve stuff correctly out of DNS, but I can't resolve avahi stuff--which I think is to be expected removing mdns4_minimal--but then what is the mdns4 line for?