Summary: NIS & DNS Lookup problem

From: Martin Meadows (
Date: Mon Aug 23 1999 - 09:34:03 CDT

Earlier this morning I sent the following:

> From the Sun Managers FAQ's: I know that "For SunOS 4.x the normal behavior
> of a hostname lookup under NIS is to consult the NIS hosts map and then DNS
> (if configured)."
> What I don't know is why our 4.1.3_u1vb system appears not to be using
> DNS at all. This behavior was first exhibited on 8/20/99 following an
> execution of "make hosts" in /var/yp. Any suggestions?

My apologies for firing off that question too quickly.

I just found the answer to the question in the FAQs.

It is :
>Subject: 3.1) How do I set up NIS/YP to use DNS?
> Under SunOS 4.1.x, there is a "#B=" at the top of /var/yp/Makefile,
> uncomment and change this to "B=-b" and setup NIS in the usual
> fashion.


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