Setup routing to ISP in Solaris 2.4

Question: I just install a brand new SunSparc 5 running
with Solaris 2.4 into my LAN which is connected
to an ISP through a router. I would like to know how
to configure the SunSparc Station routing table so
that my Solaris can reach any hosts on the Net.
Following is my machine/ISP info.:

1. My ISP's DNS Server IP address. (eg. 210.23.1.1)
2. My router IP address. (eg. 210.23.85.254)
3. My domain name. (eg. abc.com)
4. My hostname. (eg. solaris24)

Please kindly provide a guidline (I know that it's a
easy task for configuring this in Windows 95).
Many thanks !!!
chengwidAsked:
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vkg063097Connect With a Mentor Commented:
 To access the internet you have to modify to files, one for name server and other for routing.
For name server edit /etc/resolv.conf and add following two lines.
            domain       abc.com
            nameserver 210.23.1.1
For routing edit /etc/defaultrouter and add IP address of your router
            210.23.85.254
Now reboot the machine.
Check routing table by *netstat -rn* command. It should should
show default line pointing to your router 210.23.85.254.
You can add route manully by
      route add default 210.23.85.254 1You
For name server just try a nslookup like
      nslookup www.sun.com
You should get the IP address of SUN site with server as 210.23.1.1

Have fun.


vinay


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chengwidAuthor Commented:
Hi Vkg,

Your answer works fine for me as long as I use nslookup command.
However, if I want to use "ping" command instead, how
can I do that ? Would you please advise for that ?
Many thanks !!!
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vkg063097Commented:
Hello,
      If nslookup is working then by default all the utility
which want name to ip conversion should work.
OK, let me bor more clear,
what happen when you say
            ping -s www.sun.com       ???
Does it resolv ip number of SUN site and say ICMP host unreachable fromgateway ......, If this is the case then you
may be behind a firewall.
   One more thing you may have to check and modify the /etc/nsswitch.conf file. Check the line starting with hosts
and add dns there
   hosts:   files dns
Just play around with the order of dns and files..
Let me know the result...

vinay
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