RE: [squid-users] Problems with getting dns_testnames to pass

From: Andy Owen <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 00:59:30 +0100


You were correct to say about the dns config.

It was acually the config on the client setup. The file /etc/nsswitch.conf
to be exact.

the line
hosts: files

should read

hosts: dns files



-----Original Message-----
From: Henrik Nordstrom []
Sent: 29 March 2001 19:32
To: Andy Owen
Cc: ''
Subject: Re: [squid-users] Problems with getting dns_testnames to pass

Sounds like you haven't really got DNS running properly

Quick tests:

1. Try if telnet can resolve names

   telnet 80

2. Next thing to try is nslookup


Side question: Why have you changed the default DNS check list? Usually
there only is need to do this if you DO NOT have full DNS configured.

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Andy Owen wrote:
> Hello,
> I am new to this list, I have searched the archives, but I have not found
> the problem I am experiencing anywhere.
> Firstly, I have squid 2.3STABLE4 running fine on solaris 2.6.
> I have got a new Sun Netra T1 runing solaris 2.8 64 bit. I have recompiled
> the software to run on this machine, and I've set up DNS. I have a test
> name of (same as existing machine). When I try and start
> squid, I get
> Mar 29 14:16:00 testsquid squid[4136]: [ID 702911 user.alert]
> DNS name lookup tests failed.
> I can disable the dns test lookups and squid starts up, but, squid runs
> slow indeed if I do this.
> I have also tried 2.4STABLE1, with the same effect as with 2.2STABLE5. The
> same thing happens with 2.8 32 bit on an ultra 5.
> Also, I noticed during compile time that gethostbyname in lbind was not
> there, so I reconfigured configure to read lnsl instead of lbind. What
> difference is it being there or not?
> Any hints would be greatfully received
> Cheers
> Andy
Received on Thu Mar 29 2001 - 17:00:39 MST

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