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 DNS Problems
I was recently given a pair of Tatung COMPstaion U computers (they are
an odd Sun clone: they have the SBus and 50-pin ScSi of the
SparcStaion/Ultra1/Ultra2 generation machines, but the processor of an
Ultra5/Ultra10). I installed Solaris 9 on it with support for both 32
and 64 bit processing in end-user mode.

I have the machine set to use DNS as its name-resolution process (set
when I installed), and I specified 4 different nameservers (on 3
different networks/subnetworks) in resolv.conf. In nsswith.conf, I
have the hosts line set  to 'hosts: files, dns'. I have a default
route set.

When I use /usr/sbin/nslookup, I am able to resolve names to ip
numbers, but /usr/sbin/ping and the netscape browser that came with
the system are not able to resolve hostnames to ip numbers.

I have tried manually adding an entry into hosts, and am able to
browse to it and am able to ping it successfully.

I am sure I have overlooked something trivial.

Have I missed something? Advice is appreciated.

A. Nony, Mouse



 Mon, 25 Sep 2006 10:44:58 GMT   
 DNS Problems
I was recently given a pair of Tatung COMPstaion U computers (they are
an odd Sun clone: they have the SBus and 50-pin ScSi of the
SparcStaion/Ultra1/Ultra2 generation machines, but the processor of an
Ultra5/Ultra10). I installed Solaris 9 on it with support for both 32
and 64 bit processing in end-user mode.

I have the machine set to use DNS as its name-resolution process (set
when I installed), and I specified 4 different nameservers (on 3
different networks/subnetworks) in resolv.conf. In nsswith.conf, I
have the hosts line set  to 'hosts: files, dns'. I have a default
route set.

When I use /usr/sbin/nslookup, I am able to resolve names to ip
numbers, but /usr/sbin/ping and the netscape browser that came with
the system are not able to resolve hostnames to ip numbers.

I have tried manually adding an entry into hosts, and am able to
browse to it and am able to ping it successfully.

I am sure I have overlooked something trivial.

Have I missed something? Advice is appreciated.

A. Nony, Mouse



 Mon, 25 Sep 2006 10:45:12 GMT   
 DNS Problems

nsswith.conf ??

# cp /etc/nsswitch.dns /etc/nsswitch.conf

and try again.



 Mon, 25 Sep 2006 11:18:34 GMT   
 DNS Problems

Thank you. That fixed it.



 Mon, 25 Sep 2006 11:33:12 GMT   
 DNS Problems
In article <a8cd491.0404071845.a755...@posting.google.com>,
 m...@{*filter*}space.org (A. Nony, Mouse) wrote:

FYI, only the first 3 nameservers in resolv.conf are used.

--
Barry Margolin, bar...@alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
*** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***



 Mon, 25 Sep 2006 14:22:51 GMT   
 DNS Problems
In article <a8cd491.0404071844.40e25...@posting.google.com>,
A. Nony, Mouse <m...@{*filter*}space.org> did thusly spew forth:

That line would need to be "hosts: files dns". Notice the lack of a ","
in there. If what you put in your post is what was literally in the
nsswitch.conf file, that likely was the source of your breakage.

-tom



 Wed, 27 Sep 2006 09:16:50 GMT   
 
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