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nsswitch.conf versus host.conf

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – Suppose that /etc/nsswitch.conf file contains hosts: files dns and /etc/host.conf file has order bind,hosts then in which order the system would use /etc/hosts and DNS look-up to resolve a hostname/domainname? In other words, which of the two configuration file takes precedence? (HowTos)