SUMMARY : Set up DNS on 4.1.3

From: Liew.Chee.Wah (
Date: Mon Jun 17 1996 - 06:25:31 CDT

Thanks to all the replies.

Actually I fotgot to mentioned that I just want to set up DNS client on my

There are several solution depends whether you are running the NIS or not.

Non-NIS setup
1) You have to recompile the libresolv.a , and to make the
DNS work. In order to do that, you have to download the resolv+. I found
it at the place

I have tried this and it works on my machine.

NIS setup
1) Modify the Makefile lives in /var/yp/Makefile to build the maps. ( This
changes should made on the master NIS server but not the slave )

You need to uncomment the lines :


To change them to


2) Rebuild the hosts map

  cd /var/yp
  make hosts.time

This will insert a "magic cookie" into th ehosts map that instruct the NIS
to query DNS if it can't find a host in the NIS hosts map.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

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