Solved

Accessing name server

Posted on 2000-04-05
1
179 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
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
0
Comment
Question by:rsorrent
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
dserna earned 100 total points
ID: 2687710
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.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hello fellow BSD lovers, I've created a patch process for patching openjdk6 for BSD (FreeBSD specifically), although I tried to keep all BSD versions in mind when creating my patch. Welcome to OpenJDK6 on BSD First let me start with a little …
FreeBSD on EC2 FreeBSD (https://www.freebsd.org) is a robust Unix-like operating system that has been around for many years. FreeBSD is available on Amazon EC2 through Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) provided by FreeBSD developer and security office…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question