Solaris 7 (SPARC Platform Edition) Installation Library

Registering Your Server Using Standard FNS Commands

If you want to use FNS commands to register your server and you already have FNS installed at your location, use the following command to register the specified URL as a documentation server for your organization (domain):

# fnbind -r thisorgunit/server/answerbook2 onc_answerbook2 \
onc_addr_answerbook2 server_url

Where server_url is the fully qualified URL to get to this server (for example:

To find out what servers are currently registered, use the following command:

% fnlookup -v thisorgunit/service/answerbook2

This returns a list of registered servers that looks similar to the following:

Reference type: onc_answerbook2
Address type: onc_addr_answerbook2
  length: 19
  data: 0x68 0x74 0x74 0x70 0x3a 0x2f 0x2f 0x61 0x6e 0x73  http://ans
        0x77 0x65 0x72 0x73 0x3a 0x38 0x38 0x38 0x38       wers:8888

In this example, the registered server is http://answers:8888/.

If you get a response similar to the following, then no documentation servers are registered with FNS:

Lookup of 'thisorgunit/service/answerbook2' failed: \
Name Not Found: 'answerbook2'

For more information about FNS, including how to install it, see the FNS documentation.