Thursday, December 18, 2014

How to Setup DNS Client configuration in Solaris

Solaris UNIX: How to Setup DNS Client configuration / name server 

DNS Client Setup in Solaris :-

First Create the file called /etc/resolv.conf - which includes the primary and secondary DNS server IP address for Solaris system, it can be your own DNS server or your ISPs DNS server:

Create resolv.conf file
# touch /etc/resolv.conf
Open /etc/resolv.conf using vi text editor:
# vi /etc/resolv.conf
Add the following lines to it:
nameserver IP : It is IP of first DNS server
Enable the name resolving using DNS as follows:
# cp /etc/nsswitch.dns /etc/nsswitch.conf

Test new name server by running the nslookup command as follows:

# ping

you will get the below output : is alive


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