resolv problems

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Fri Nov 11 01:06:10 UTC 2005

garyarm wrote:

>My website is hosted externally at an ISP. I run bind on a Solaris 8
>machine on my local lan, mostly so that desktop PCs can find services
>on several Solaris machines. I'm in the process of switching webhosting
>ISPs, so I'm right about at the 48 hour window.
>Several apps on my Solaris machines don't seem to be able to resolve
>URLs. They seem to want to find my domain. Dig and nslookup return the
>correct IPs, but even they aren't entirely good. For example:
>dig -> works
>dig -> no servers could be reached.
>dig @ -> works
What's in your /etc/nsswitch.conf and/or /etc/hosts? Seems like is somehow being resolved to an address *other* than what 
is in DNS.

>I believe it has something to do with my domain because:
>wget states:
>Connecting to|xx.xx.xx.xx.|:80 ... connected. Then errors Not
>That xx.xx.xx.xx is the IP for the machine hosting my website. If I use
>yahoo's IP address wget works.
This too implies that your system resolution is getting information from 
somewhere other than DNS.

                                    - Kevin

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