DNS client: timeout and retry behaviour in Solaris 11 when no DNS server can be reached (Doc ID 2007164.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.2 to 11.2 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

In the situation of network outages or similar events it may happen that the DNS client on a Solaris 11 system cannot connect to any of the name servers that are contained in the configuration of the DNS client. This document shall explain the behaviour of the DNS client when no DNS server can be reached.

Solution

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