I have a Solaris machine which is connected to the internet. I do not run DNS, but my ISP provides 2 name servers. During the boot process I can see a default route being added so that is there and I can ping machines using their IP addresses, but I cannot reolve any names.
In Irix, there is a file /etc/resolv.conf which contains (on my machines):
hostresorder local bind
I have tried creating similar files on the Solaris machine, but it doesn't work.
If I run nslookup, it even knows to look at the nameservers - why can't any applications find them!
What else is missing? This should be easy for you Sun admins!