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Name Resolution Solaris 2.5

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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
domain foo.bar.com
nameserver x.x.x.x
nameserver y.y.y.y

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!
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Hi,

  Edit /etc/nsswitch.conf in the hosts part add:

hosts: files dns

  Save it, it should work. Keep your resolv.conf as it.
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