I just installed Solaris 8 on an Intel. I figured out how to configure most everything (except DNS and email). My guess is that the email needs DNS to be working properly for outbound mail (even if we're sending to an email addy like this: firstname.lastname@example.org).
But either way, I have to get dns working so that I can hit www.yahoo.com
with my browser on the solaris box.
The main problem that I've been running into is that we do not have a registered domain name with InterNIC that is associted with the IP of that machine.
The Solaris docs say this about configuring DNS with /etc/resolv.conf:
Where domainname is the name registered with the Internet governing bodies (as of this writing, the InterNIC).
Is there a workaround for this? To be able to just specify the ip of the nameserver without having to specify a domain that is registered with InterNIC?
If it is required to use client side DNS with a domain like this, can we setup up one domain for a bunch of computers across the Internet?
I'll throw in extra points for a good answer (a lot of points if it's very useful and gives good instuctions on how I can do it).