DNS on Solaris 2.6

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# 1  
Old 06-28-2001
Data DNS on Solaris 2.6

I just setup Solaris 2.6 on my Sparc 10 and I cannot figure out how to configure my DNS settings. I am using @home as my ISP and they assigned me two DNS servers to use and a domain. I created a "resolv.conf" file in my etc folder and added the following exactly as shown:

domain plstn.sfba.home.com

I am able to ping out to the internet but cannot browse websites by hostname. Is there anything else that I should be looking at?

Another thing (off the DNS subject) I added my default gaeway by using the following command:

route add default

but when I reboot my machine it gets deleted and I have to manually add it again. Is there a way to make this a permanent default route.
# 2  
Old 06-28-2001

Have you checked that the /etc/nsswitch.conf has the following entry

hosts: files dns

It may be that your machine hasn't got the dns entry so is trying to resolve addresses using only the /etc/hosts file.

As for the default gateway you could add the route add command to one of the system startup scripts, maybe rc.local (in linux anyway).

Andy Smilie
# 3  
Old 06-29-2001
you want to add the nameservers in resolv.conf they are searched in the order in which they are in the file.

(hostname):/     cat /etc/resolv.conf
nameserver x.x.x.x
domain plstn.sfba.home.com

(hostname):/ # cat /etc/defaultrouter

Last edited by Optimus_P; 06-29-2001 at 11:50 AM..
# 4  
Old 07-09-2001
The nnswitch file needed the DNS entry and I can now use DNS.

Thanks for all your help!
# 5  
Old 07-09-2001
For the default route - put the IP address of the router into

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