Name resolver problems on the RS6000

Name resolver problems on the RS6000

Post by Nita Avala » Fri, 31 Jul 1992 13:30:24

I have an rs6000/320-h set up on a token ring subnet, which looks
up a sun 490 on an ethernet subnet as the nameserver.  Problem is,
from any of the clients and the servers on the ethernet subnet I can
ping the rs6000/320-h by both it's hostname and the ip address, but
I can't ping, rlogin, etc. by hostname from the rs6000/320-h any of
the servers/clients on the ethernet.  The NIS services are not yet
turned-on on the rs6000.

If I move the /etc/resolv.conf and add appropriate entries in the
/etc/hosts on the 6000, ping, etc. by hostname works (obviously).

What did I miss?  Does this have anything to do with DNS not being
supported on the SUN/OS?  If so, how do I fix it?  Thnx in advance.



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I'm having trouble when using the socks library: seems that the name resolver
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I'm using:
        SS10 / 512
        Solaris 2.4
        socks 4.1 / socks 4.2.pre
        Not using the NIS
Problem is that if the file /etc/resolv.conf is not there, the socks library
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socks will work, with no name binding at all (only IP addresses). Tried to
debug with nslookup, hangs as well. Looked on my other machine running SUNOS4.1.3,
I don't have this problem, even when no /etc/resolv.conf is there.

Any hint ? e-mail me at:

I will really appreciate it,

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