Solaris 8 named is ignorant
dryanhawley at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 22:11:32 UTC 2006
Thank You... it is true I am "rusty" I used to be Sun "Workgroup Certified"
but I have been
"off the horse" for a few years. I'm working to get my level back up to
and it's all comming back slowly... At any rate thanks for your advice.
On 06 Nov 2006 20:06:56 +0000, Chris Thompson <cet1 at hermes.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Nov 6 2006, DrSpock wrote
> >Hi. I have a sun box running Solaris 8 (SunOS kernel 5.8)
> >Then I went into /etc/rc2.d and ran # S72inetsvc start, which starts
> It does ever so much more than that! Most of the messages you
> report are the result of you starting a second instance of inetd.
> If you aren't up to reverse-engineering the /etc/init.d/* scripts to
> pick out the part that starts named, then you should stick to rebooting
> in this situation.
> >From a default multiuser boot in.named wasn't running....
> The startup scripts won't start in.named unless there is an
> /etc/named.conf file: no such file is provided by default.
> But why do you want to run a local nameserver at all? Your said
> that your /etc/resolv.conf referenced only your ISP's nameservers.
> >But the main question is what do I need to do to be able to resolve DNS
> Point /etc/resolv.conf at working nameservers and make sure that the
> "hosts" line in /etc/nsswitch.conf (and "ipnodes" if you are using IPv6)
> hosts: files dns
> (At least, I am firmly of the opinion that /etc/hosts should be searched
> first, but it has been known for people to disagree...)
> Forget about running a local nameserver at least until you have got
> this sorted.
> Chris Thompson
> Email: cet1 at cam.ac.uk
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