JAS> Is there any way to use DNS without NIS or NIS+ on with Solaris
JAS> 2.5? I have three nsswitch files in my /etc dir: one is for
JAS> NIS, the other for NIS+, and the last for just files (no name
JAS> service). I tried using the files config and inserting "dns"
JAS> into the hosts field, but no such luck.
If you are not using NIS or NIS+, then you should copy
/etc/nsswitch.files to /etc/nsswitch.conf. Then in the "hosts:" entry
add dns to the end of the line. Besure you either a) have a properly
configured /etc/resolv.conf file, or b) a properly configured in.named
running on the local system.
JAS> Am I going to have to learn how to set up NIS+? I'd rather not.
JAS> The only reason I switched from 4.1.4 to Solaris 2.5 is because
JAS> the token ring interface software is Sol2.4 compatible only (or
JAS> SunOS 4.1.3). Using the NIS+ config file with "dns" inserted in
JAS> the hosts field, it works, but I can't get the local nameserver
JAS> to function correctly; it will query other nameservers in the
JAS> resolv.conf., but not the localhost. This sucks.
I suggest you start reading up on Solaris 2.x and how it works. It is
not SunOS 4.x!!!
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