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Accessing name server

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My Netscape browser cannot resolve names and in order to access an internet site I must use the IP. The message I get suggests there might be a problem with the name server so I am guessing that there is some setting which tells the browser where to find the name server, but I do not know what that setting is. Can you direct me to such a setting/file? Thanks
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Well, there are two files, that you want to check.

The first being /etc/resolv.conf which the system uses to find out what nameservers it should use.

The syntax of the file is as follows:

: dserna@ns:~: more /etc/resolv.conf
domain mydomain.com
nameserver 10.0.0.1
nameserver 10.0.2.1
nameserver 10.0.1.1

The other file you want to edit is /etc/nsswitch.conf which tells the system to use DNS for host lookups:

There should be a line in /etc/nsswitch.conf which looks like this:

hosts:      files dns

make sure you add dns next to files

Hope that helps.
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