:This is a cry for help! I reinstalled everything on my WebForce Indy,
:trying to solve a different problem, and now I can't run my Netscape
:When I try, I get the error:
: "Netscape is unable to locate the server:
: The server does not have a DNS entry."
What does your /etc/resolv.conf have for your 'hostresorder' ?
If you do not have a 'hostresorder' line it defaults to "nis / bind / local"
which means that if you have nis active then only NIS will be paid
attention to, otherwise if you have nameserver lines in /etc/resolv.conf
only those will be paid attention to; otherwise only /etc/hosts will
be paid attention to. Note that if you have named turned on but no
named tables established, the empty result is considered authoratative
by the default 'hostresorder' !!
This default is not usually what is desired, as usually you want
NIS tried *first*, bind tried if NIS doesn't know the name, and /etc/hosts
tried if neither NIS nor bind know the name. That calls for a
hostresorder line of "nis bind local". Eliminate any services you
don't use at all, so if you are not using NIS you probably want
either "bind local" or "local bind" in your hostresorder line.
Once you have the hostresorder line straightened out, make sure that
your /etc/hosts has a line
NFS -- putting the 'cult' in 'occult'