Sunday, June 10, 2007

Internet from solaris ...

DNS makes our life real easy. Without that, i don't think people will say check out http://google.com but check out http://64.233.187.99. I realized how important DNS is to us and without DNS how one can go mad.

I installed Solaris (Neveda ) two weeks back and it was good. :-) . Though i was a bit scared in the initial stages, i didn't find much difference between Linux and Solaris as far as LDTP is concerned. Anyway i had Emily Chen from Sun China (my Soc Mentor ) to help me with the issues and many thanks to her, she was always willing to help me in any issue. In fact almost all her mails had something saying
" I am on Gtalk almost every workday, feel free to ping me when you have problems. " or something similar to that :-) :-)

But there was one issue which really troubled me in Solaris and that was DNS wasn't working. Instead of typing http://www.google.com, i had to type http://64.233.187.99/ :(

I had a huge list of servers which i might use and their ip's . (Many thanks to dnsstuff.com). I was getting more and more frust typing IP's instead of url's and browsing only the cached page instead of the actual pages. I tried many a things and even Emily also helped me with few tips and tricks. But things never worked. I was really getting irritated as this was delaying my progress in SOC.

Determined to solve the issue somehow, i started trying all the options in the Network Settings. One strange thing i noted is that, whenever i add a DNS server and close it, next time i open Network Settings, the entries won't be there. Simply disappeared from there :-(.

I noticed an option called Location in the Network Settings. It was empty and i wasn't sure whether i have seen anything like this in Linux.



Not sure of what to do with that Location, i gave "home" there. I wasn't sure whether this will solve my problem, but no harm in trying. But once i restarted network, www.google.com worked.
YES. IT WORKED. IT WORKED .IT WORKED. IT WORKED .IT WORKED. IT WORKED


I am pretty sure anyone who had seen me at that time would have thought that i am mad. Even i wont blame them . I accept, suddenly jumping out of the chair and shouting "IT WORKED" at 3 in the morning is quite odd. :P

Anyways, now that things have started working, will be saying my "Hello World" to tinderbox soon :-)

1 comment:

taggy said...

i hope atleast now , the power of solaris will prevail on you :) .Its not all that difficult u see and dont forget to use opendns . I know how much BSNL and hathway dns suck ;)