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Solaris 8

Hi,

Can anyone advise me on the problem below.

After setting up, I tried to invoke browser to surf net. But encounter error where "I need to set the $SOCKS_NS environment variable to point at the appropriate name server. It may( or not) be neccesary to set this variable or socks host preference, to the ip address of the host in question rather than its name.

Which is the $SOCKS_NS file and what does it do?

Thanks,

Ben
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jlevieCommented:
Sound like; you didn't configure a nameserver, it's not on your local net and you haven't configured a default gateway, networking isn't configured at all.

To check for networking, execute "ifconfig -a" there should be an entry (hme0, le0, etc) bound to your IP address and it should be marked "UP" and "RUNNING".

The default route can be checked by executing "netstat -rn" and looking for an entry whose destination is "default" and whose "gateway" IP is the address of your network's default gateway.

DNS is checked by examining the contents of /etc/resolv.conf. It should look something like:

domain your-domain.com
nameserver 192.168.0.1
nameserver 192.168.0.2

With the values for "domain" and "namserver"set for your DNS. Also the "host"s line in /etc/nsswitch.conf must include dns in the search list.
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jlevieCommented:
comment of 02/26 is the answer
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