Configure DNS

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Special Forums IP Networking Configure DNS
# 8  
Old 05-07-2001
To use DNS you must be a part of a domain. This is not the same a microsoft domain, BTW. DNS is the 'domain names system' and requires fully qualified domain names to work. Resolver will append the name of the domain to each query, etc. Nameservers must be running named. Are you running named? If so, what is your named.conf file (must have domain records)?
# 9  
Old 05-07-2001
I am using my firewall to NAT one IP address for three computers on one network. Sort of like a proxy server. My Solaris box is one of these computers. So are you suggesting that I configure my Solaris box to use the domain information that my firewall is using on it's external interface. I am running a rather home made network. I am using ATT @Home and I purchased three public IP address from them. I am running a Check Point firewall on NT Server 4.0 with 3 NICs installed. On one of the NICs I have it configured with the @home configuration they supplied. The other two NICs I have configured as my internal network (Hiding behind 1 Public IP address, My Solaris box, and two other NT servers) and the other NIC on my firewall is configured as my DMZ network.

Are you recommending that I add the DNS suffix of the @home DNS servers in my resolv.conf file. is the domain I was given and it is what my firewall is configured to use.
# 10  
Old 05-11-2001
I think your firewall can act as a nameserver as well (name record caching).
Why don't you see if that is possible and point your Solaris box to the IP/hostname of your firewall for Name resolution?
Since you're NAT'ing the IPs you'd prbly have to use the internal IP address that your Boxes use to connect to the Firewall with.

# 11  
Old 05-11-2001
Here is what my network looks like:

| |
--------- -------
DMZ -| | | |- Internal Network

All of my servers can get out to the internet just fine. Only my WIndows servers can use DNS successfully.
My Solaris 2.6 Server cannot use DNS...probablly because I don't understand exactly how to configure it correctly.

On my Firewall, the DNS configuration look like this:

My NT servers are configured the same way.

My Solaris server is configured as follows:



--------- dns1 dns2

I cannot use host names to access websites...only IP addresses. In my resolv.conf file, Do I use the phsical name "nameserver" or do I replace that with the name configured in my hosts file (dns1)? I am having no luck here at all......
# 12  
Old 05-11-2001
my diagram didn't exactly turnout the way it should have

Internet--->Firewall---->SUN PC
# 13  
Old 07-11-2008
Make sure that your nameserver IP is the same. try and see if it works. Because solaris don't work like windows u know. I myself have face the type of problem in the past
# 14  
Old 08-14-2008
What happens if you do:
$dig @
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Trying to configure DNS using BIND package in Oracle Linux 6.6

Version: Oracle Linux 6.6 I am trying to set up DNS for forward and reverse lookups. I am new to BIND package. I have installed the following packages. bind (includes DNS server, named) bind-utils (utilities for querying DNS servers about host information) bind-libs (libraries... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: kraljic
0 Replies

2. Homework & Coursework Questions

Configure DNS in rhel6.3

Use and complete the template provided. The entire template must be completed. If you don't, your post may be deleted! 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data: cant configure dns in virtual box. im using rhel6.3. i have a cd containing rhel which the professor provided us.... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: rpmacaspac
2 Replies

3. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Set up and configure DNS in virtualbox

hi to everyone. our instructor gave us a cd containing rhel6. where on 3rd week now and he is assgning us to configure a dns. Im using rhel 6.3(anaconda). i install bind. and says:nothing to do. when i follow step by step configuration in some website i encounter problems like i have no file... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: rpmacaspac
1 Replies

4. Red Hat

How to configure DNS configuration for RHEL 5?

I wanted to know how to configure DNS configuration for RHEL 5. I hope, my query is clear of how to setup DNS for RHEL 5. Please revert with the reply to my query Regards (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: RHCE
6 Replies

5. Red Hat

configure dns in centos

Hi, how do I set the DNS in centos. I don't mean of creating DNS server, but setting what should be the DNS server of centos. I mean to what server he should go in order to translate url into ip (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: programAngel
6 Replies

6. Solaris

How to Configure DNS bind 9 with Ldap back-end

My environmnet : solaris 10 u 7 sparc To configure DNS bind use Ldap as zone record database, I use bind 9.7.0 and sun directory 5.2 I do follow and stuck at make install Error from bind log "database: error: unsupported database... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: tien86
0 Replies

7. HP-UX

Configure DNS,NFS,NIS,LDAP and LVM(mirror,sparing and multipathing)

Hello All, I am a newbee in HP UX wanted to know how to configure DNS,NFS,NIS,LDAP and LVM(mirror,sparing and multipathing) in HP UX 11iv2 and v3 and i did go through some of the docs on but i think those are for experience UX users and i am new to this so if some one could just mention... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: coolsami
1 Replies

8. Solaris

configure DNS server on solaris

Hello evrybody I need to know how i can implement and configure DNS server in solaris9 and i need to understand which files i modified it to do that Thanks all (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: asafwat
8 Replies

9. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

How to configure DNS

My OS is sun solaris7,(sun sparc),i want connect inernet and my computer in my company intranet.After i configure proxy server,i still can't conncet internet.I guess whether the DNS is configured correctly. who can help me???Thank you very much!!! (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: q30
6 Replies

10. IP Networking

trying to configure DNS address in Solaris

hi to all. I'm trying to use the sendmail command to generate some reports and I cant use it. The mails i try to send simply won't go out, instead I receive a response from the system sayng that the host is unknown. I think the problem is in the DNS configuration (or the IMAP/SMTP servers). ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: ldrojasm
3 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question