Change Solaris DNS client settings

Posted September 21, 2003 by Quinn McHenry in Solaris system administration

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One or more DNS servers can be configured in the Solaris system to enable name resoultion with DNS.

To set the name servers to and, place these two lines in the file /etc/resolv.conf

This howto shows the commands and examples for changing the DNS client settings in the Solaris environment.


The optional domain directive specifies the default domain to use when doing hostname lookups.

See also Configure Solaris for DNS resolution of hostnames


About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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