SUMMARY: Name Services Not Working on Sol8

From: Vince Sabio (
Date: Sat Apr 29 2000 - 08:46:10 CDT

The solution to this was pretty simple: I needed to ensure that the
/etc/nsswitch.conf file had a hosts: line that looked like this:

hosts: files dns

I made the change, and everything's singing right along.

Thanks are due to Hicham, Casper, Edwin, Michael, and Dan. As others
have pointed out, this list really is terrific.

- Vince

** Sometime around 4:57 AM -0400 4/29/00, Vince Sabio said:

>I apparently declared success too soon in my previous message. Turns
>out, nslookup can resolve names just fine -- but clients like ftp
>and netscape navigator are unable to resolve domain names at all.
>This is really strange.
>I put two name servers into resolv.conf, and they seem to be
>working, since nslookup is using them (well, the primary, at least)
>without a hitch.
>Any ideas?

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