[SunRescue] SS2 DNS - stupid question?
drouse at arlington.newsargus.com
Sat Jul 24 13:35:36 CDT 1999
Has the machine been told to use DNS? You should have an /etc/nsswitch.conf
that should have an entry that looks like:
hosts: files dns
There will be other entries in the file as well. If you aren't using NIS they
should read 'files' as well.
I also gave my DNS server an alias of 'dns' in my /etc/hosts file, I don't know
if that is needed, however.
Also, my /etc/resolv.conf looks more like this:
> My Sparcstation 2, with Solaris 2.6 is working nicely now. It can see
> my network, it can see other networks too; even Hotjava is working -
> and currently downloading Netscape to replace it.
> Trouble is, I can not persuade the machine to do any DNS lookups. I
> have created a resolv.conf file, and it can ping my DNS server. Any
> ideas where I'm going wrong?
> # cat resolv.conf
> search barnyard.co.uk
> search wirestation.co.uk
> nameserver 184.108.40.206
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