[SunRescue] SS2 DNS - stupid question?

Paul Heffner pheffner at worldnet.att.net
Sat Jul 24 13:35:10 CDT 1999

David Cantrell wrote:

> 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?

Check your /etc/nsswitch.conf file. You probably need the 'dns' token
to the line for 'hosts'. Do a 'man nsswitch.conf' for lots of useful
You can add the additional token and the lookup order will change
with no reboot. Also go to /etc and inspect the nsswitch.* files for

Paul Heffner <pheffner at worldnet.att.net>

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