Setup resolv.conf SCO Unix
This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating
systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
Different systems have slightly different syntax for resolv.conf - this is for S
CO Unix 3.2v4 and 5 and may not work elsewhere.
There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on
this site: Search this site is the best
way to find anything.
/etc/resolv.conf needs to be readable by everyone. Do
"chmod 644 /etc/resolv.conf" if it is not.
A sample resolv.conf:
hostresorder local bind
DON'T USE THESE NAMESERVERS! Use nameservers close to your
network- usually your ISP's nameservers.
You replace "whatever.com" with your local domain name. If you
have no idea what that means, look in /etc/hosts- you probably set
SOMETHING when you installed the machine. This part isn't really
important unless you have an internal network of machines- what it
does is tell the resolver which domain names YOU are responsible
for. Just don't set it to a real domain like "sco.com"- that
would mess you up.
Replace the xyz.xyz.xyz.xyz in the "nameserver" lines with the
addresses your ISP gave you. Note that these HAVE to be numeric
addresses, not host.domain names. You can have multiple nameserver
That's it- you don't have to reboot- it will work instantly.
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