Since 6.2, I have been unable to get Netscape for the alpha to work.
Today I attempted to install a naked disk with RH 7.0 for alpha and
exactly the same problem is extant. If I give Netscape a valid IP
address for an http server, the page is displayed. If I get it a
name needing DNS services, this does not work and complains that
I have a problem with my SOCKS_DNS environment variable. All other
networking components work perfectly. kfm, lynx, mozilla, all do
fine with the DNS server I am using. It has to be a Tru-64 compatibility
problem. If I try to use the Tru-64 version of setiathome, that
cannot find the server for seti-at-home data sets yet the old (out
of date) alphaev5 version works perfectly but it is severely out of
date and will soon be unsupported. I need to get this resolved!
The following steps have been taken: svc.conf has been modified to
remove all mentions of yp (yellow pages) and nameservice is set to
What's your /etc/svc.conf look like?
check your /etc/resolv.conf file. Netscape may require a "search [your domain]"
line at the top.
Problem was resolved on the email@example.com
I needed a line
and I used netscape's figuring that they had hardwired that into the code.
fixes the problem with all of the Tru64 internet DNS problems with netscape,
seti at home Tru64 client, etc.