Equivalent of nsswitch.conf

1. Resolver and /etc/host.conf and nsswitch.conf


can somebody tell me why linux has these two files for the resolver.
From my point of view a file like nsswitch.conf should be enough to
configure the behaviour of the resolver. If they are both necessary, in
which order will they be processed?

Thanx in advance,


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