Nickel summary of original post:
I have a number of PC's running PCNFS (ranging from 3.0 to 5.0). I
don't run NIS on UNIX, and have no real burning desires to do so.
Unfortunately, I don't see a way to configure PCNFS to query DNS
(and this is from our networking experts?), it appears to want to
From: "Stephen O. Berger" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
If you are running Solaris 2.3 you can set up NIS+ to do what you
want. If you run rpc.nisd with -B -Y. -Y says put the server into
NIS (YP) compatibility mode and respond to NOS version 2 requests. -B
provides DNS forwarding for NIS host requests.
(Stephen was also the first to tell me that PC-NFS 5.1 does this.
Something my local sun rep is still trying to get more info
on....Mr. Berger and I had several mail exchanges. He was quite
From: Syd Weinstein <email@example.com>
If you run NIS with the -b option it will do the DNS lookaside
for you, but its easier to upgrade to 5.1 and do the DNS directly.
From: Carl Brewer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I've got one box running as a YP server purely for the
PC's running PC-NFS (stupid huh ...)
Unlike their System V decision, sometimes Sun comes to
their senses. The next version of PC-NFS (5.1) will
support looking at a DNS server
If you want your PC's to be able to resolve host names, you
have two options:
1. Figure out enough NIS/NIS+ to satisfy them, even
if you have no other reason to do so. (boooo, hissssss)
2. Get PCNFS 5.1. (I'd been looking for a reason to get
everyone on the same version anyway....)
Thanx to all who replied.
---- Robert Lipe Sr. Software Engr. Arnet Corp. email@example.com
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