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How to add name servers for name resolution

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I have just installed solaris 2.5.1 and am trying to configure the network. I have set the /etc/defaultrouter file to the router, and I can now see the internet ok. But I can't get any name resolution, even after adding 2 dns servers to /etc/resolv.conf (syntax nameserver <ip addr>). Is there something else I need to do ? Thanks...
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check the contents of /etc/nsswitch.conf, the line that starts with "hosts:" should be as follows;

hosts:      files dns

If it says "files" and not "files hosts", then your hostname lookups are only looking in your /etc/hosts files.  Make the change and everything should wook just fine; no need to reboot.  

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Sorry, what I meant to say in my explanation is;

If it says "files" and not "files dns", ...

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