SUMMARY: SunOS 4.1.3_U1 & NIS & DNS/resolv.conf

From: Stefan (
Date: Tue Apr 01 1997 - 06:14:11 CST


Sorry for the delay ( +/- one month ) but I had lots do do in the meantime...

Original problem: sometimes, our hosts were able to resolve host names which were not in
our LAN, sometimes i got the message 'unknown host' ( after a ping or such... ).


1. I was told to reboot the NIS servers after applying B=-b in /var/yp/Makefile. But
   this did not cure the problem.

2. After a while, i found out, that our brodcast adresses were wrong. Manually configuring
   the interface with correct netmasks ond broadcast adresses solved the problem - now
   everything is ok.

3. nslookup dumped core. Cure: get and install a new one...

4. What did we learn from this ?
   Even if /etc/resolv.conf and /var/yp/Makefile is ok, one should check the ineterface
   and not rely on what the OS had done.

Thanks to all who have helped.


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