Ping and Getent Commands Have Hostname Lookup Failures Since Upgrading To Solaris 11.3
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 11.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Commands such as ping and getent fail to resolve a DNS host entry on Solaris 11.3 servers.
Those commands are able to resolve the DNS entry on Solaris 11.2 systems.
Attempts to ping the hostname fail with errors:
The getent command on the hostname returns no result
The nslookup command is able to resolve the hostname and the results contain a DNAME entry for a domain
Disabling the nscd daemon Service svc:/system/name-service/cache:default results in successful hostname resolution.
System was upgraded from Solaris 11.2 to Solaris 11.3
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