Internet setup on solaris10

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# 15  
Old 02-02-2008
im trying, sorry for asking what may seem obvious questions...

ive tried enabling the nds asuming that this would be the correct syntax:

# svcadm enable dns

and get an error "pattern 'dns' doesnt match any instances"
# 16  
Old 02-02-2008
use what "svcs -a | grep -i dns" shows you... and read the manpage for "svcadm"

p.s. google gives me something like this:
Configuring a DNS Server at Unix solaris 10 tutorials, training resources
its for a server but you can adopt this for a client setup...

other usefull things are here:
Browse Product Documentation
(as already mentioned above)

Last edited by DukeNuke2; 02-02-2008 at 05:19 PM..
# 17  
Old 02-02-2008
i notice im not able to ping the router either

# ping
(ICMP Host Unreachable...)
# 18  
Old 02-02-2008
maybe start with some easier to setup linux distribution... solaris is not for the beginner!

have a look at ubuntu linux. its easy to install and to setup and also well documented with a lot of howto guides...
# 19  
Old 02-02-2008
yes, i think you are right, i am slightly out of my depth here!
# 20  
Old 02-02-2008
just before i give up...

I notice my system hasnt got a /etc/named.conf file, which i think i need to continue, and idea why it may be missing, or do i have to create it myself?


i've also been able to work out how to enable the dns services, but get this:

online 'time' svc:/network/dns/client:default
maintenance 'time' svc:/netowrk/dns/server:default
# 21  
Old 02-03-2008
You don't need a named.conf file for a dns client.

Disable the dns/server service as you do not want to run it.
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