[Sunhelp] DNS for a lan.
root at Bigfoot.com
Tue Oct 3 18:42:01 CDT 2000
Check the nsswitch.conf file in /etc and make sure the
hosts: entry says "files dns". This tells the resolver to check the hosts
file before querying dns. How HP-UX accomplishes this I have no idea, but
you want the same thing to happen.
On Tue, 3 Oct 2000, Jonathan Eisch wrote:
> ok, well, I think I've got the probelm narrowed down. I had put the
> hosts file on the new box, after adding it to the file. It has no
> problem resolving the host names of comptuers on the internet (what the
> DNS server has) but it can't resolve anything for the local lan. So, I
> guess that HP-UX isn't looking at the hosts file, for whatever reason.
> Can anyone think of why this might be?
> However, once I get this straitend out, I guess I'd like to run a
> cacheing DNS server (something that just caches DNS for my lan to use
> quicker) what version of bind would I use?
> Bill Bradford wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 03, 2000 at 05:30:43PM -0500, Jonathan Eisch wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > > it looks like I need to setup a DNS server for my lan, so that computers
> > > know their own, and eachothers's names. How would one go about that
> > > (keep in mind this is a lan, with no domain set up or anything beyond
> > > hostnames and hosts files.
> > > -Jonathan
> > Why not just put the same /etc/hosts files on each machine?
> > Bill
> > --
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